The Thankful Tree

  • Location
    Burbank, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

The past many months of the Covid-19 pandemic have been incredibly isolating and challenging for many people. We wanted to create a way to instill collaboration and community during this time.

Our Plan

Our family is going to turn our native Palo Verde tree in the front yard into a thankful tree! We will set out cards and pens that neighbors can fill out with a thought of gratitude or love and hang on the tree. The result will be a beautifully adorned message of gratitude and community. We will leave it up in November and December.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

This went well! We opened it up to our neighborhood an larger community via Facebook.

Through this project I/we learned:

Through this project we learned that people are really hungry for opportunities to collaborate and feel involved. It was minimal work on our end but meant a lot to many people.

What I/we might change:

If we did this again, we might change our marketing to invite people to make their own thankful ornaments at home.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part of the project was feeling connected to people around me, especially when our community was placed in lockdown again due to higher covid numbers than ever before. It was a sliver of good news in a dark time.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Tips: let your kids do the work! My son and daughters drafted all the signs, cut the materials and applied a high level of leadership in the project.

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