Hi this is Anastacia Ackers here, the new creative associate for NTW TEAM in Wrexham. A couple of weeks ago, we launched the Connection Callout– a means of the community keeping in touch with the homeless whilst we experience this pandemic. Working alongside the fabulousNo22, CAIS, and Wrexham Homeless, we have been providing letters, stationary and some delicious desserts to go with their meals and to let them know that although we can’t be with them in person, we can still maintain contact.
As an activity this weekend, myself and my family made some letters and drawings for the homeless community. As I have a four-year-old and a three-year-old whose favourite words are ‘paint’ and ‘everywhere’, this was rather hilarious and a lovely way to spend time doing activities that have a bit of meaning in these troublesome times. I just asked them to paint a picture that would make someone happy to see and for my activity, I wrote a letter with an accompanying poem by Emily Dickinson about hope. For those moments, we all focussed on our creations – the simple act of putting pen to paper and making something for someone else to enjoy was really lovely.
I’d like to reach out to you reading this post (yes, you!) to see if you would consider writing something that we could share with the homeless community – it could be a letter, a poem, a drawing or a painting. Something that inspires hope and that reminds someone that they’re not alone – that we may be apart physically at the moment but that we can still be social. Keep an eye here on the NTW Community as every Monday, we'll be posting updates on the Callout and sharing ideas on different ways you can get involved!
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