What types of messages should I draw?
You can draw pictures, simple drawings, or even knock-knock jokes! You might choose some encouraging messages such as:
Can I chalk a Bible verse?
We’re thinking of you
You are loved
Have a beautiful day
Fun in the sun!
You’re not alone
While this is a secular project, simple messages reminding the staff and residents of God’s care and grace are not unwelcomed unless the home specifically requests no spiritual content. All of that information will be provided to you when you sign up for a spot this summer.What kind of chalk to I use?
Any kind you have! And if you don’t have access to chalk then please let Calvary know because we’d be happy to get you some.Why only June and August?
Inspire Hope organizes projects every second month in our region, so July is technically “off”. If you want to continue chalking for July – please do! It will be a wonderful way to keep joy in the hearts of the residents.Who created the Inspire Hope campaign?
Inspire Hope is a project of Halton Alive, who seeks to be “…a pillar in our community that promotes the value of all human life.” Their roots are in the catholic faith, but they serve churches of all denominations who want to help spread awareness about the value of human life. Halton Alive launched the Inspire Hope campaign in response to the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the elderly. Because of being isolated and unable to have visitors meant many would be lonely and confused. Halton Alive seeks to demonstrate that the elderly are valued important members of society, and to help bring hope and encouragement to them.