Some local veterans do not have family to share Christmas with.

What is the injustice we are solving?
As the great-granddaughter of a late veteran, I would never want to see a veteran celebrate Christmas alone.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
veterans being alone for holidays
we will address
local nursing home veterans
making cards and spending time with them.
Our Plan
Our Project Goals
Make holiday cards for every local veteran in nursing homes.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
Spreading the love of our veterans throughout my community by getting all age groups involved. We will show the veterans compassion and gratitude, not only for their service to the United States of America, but also for their service to our community as a whole.
How will you show courage?
I will show courage by standing up for what I believe in at a young age. My great-grandfather was a World War II veteran, and I strongly believe that all veterans should be shown love and gratitude for all they have done.
How will you collaborate with others?
I will involve all age groups in the project. From kids barely old enough to color, to adults the same age as the veterans, anyone can make cards and have fun doing so. Also, I would like to include everyone who made cards in the delivery of them.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
I will know I am moving in the right direction when I see the happiness on my volunteers' and the veterans' faces.
Create a list of key steps you will take
Gather supplies and volunteers
Schedule a date for card making
Collaborate with local nursing homes and set up a delivery date
Make and deliver the cards
Thank all of the volunteers and veterans for their time
Kelsey T.

February 02, 2018

Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a Peace First Challenge mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

The mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below

This is a wonderfully compassionate project! I'm especially excited by your collaboration -- particularly how you are working to involve people of all ages in the project implementation.

Things to Consider:
One thing to consider is how you can better articulate the injustice and root cause of your injustice so that you can strengthen your project even more. I'd encourage you to use our "Understand" resources to dig a bit deeper into the root causes of why veterans are alone for the holidays. What root cause are you addressing by making cards and spending time with them? Once you consider this, you can use the Compassionate Insight tool to help you re-write your compassionate insight (particularly the "we will address...." part) so that people will better understand your thinking. You can link to those tools from the "Compassionate Insight" section of your project dashboard.

Congratulations and best of luck with your project!