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On November 27th this year, we are encouraging our BGTP community to focus on those for whom 2020 and the pandemic have hit particularly hard. We want to give back to these communities and thank them for all their hard work and resilience and let them know we recognize and appreciate them.
Of course, we're focusing on Spreading the Good safely on Bright Friday™ at home, out and about while practicing social distancing and masking up in our communities, as well as online. We've compiled a list of at-home as well as socially distanced in-person ideas to celebrate the day!
We encourage you to participate in our socially distanced in-person ideas if you've MASKED UP and have absolutely NO symptoms of COVID-19. We've provided MANY ideas on ways to spend Bright Friday while at home and online so there is no need to get out just to participate. We know you'll make Good decisions!
Browse our ideas by clicking on each community to expand and learn how to give back on Bright Friday. Have an idea that's not on our list? We'd love to hear them, please share in the comments below!
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Our healthcare workers have been working long, tiring hours.Check in on your friends and family working on the frontlines:
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Confused about BIPOC even means? We've got the 411 for you because we realize a lot of times, people just don't know! We are all human, doing the best we know how to do and we are always learning.
This year has been a big and much needed awakening around the racial inequalities and systemic racism that have prevailed in our country for far too long. Here at BGTP we have been digging in, reading, watching and listening and we've learned that there is much more we can do to stand up and speak up in support of racial equality.
We realize this can be a sensitive subject and many may feel uncomfortable or even angered by the suggestion that we might be racially insensitive or benefit from white privilege. One of the articles that really opened eyes around here on the subject of white privilege is "Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person." It hits on a number of challenges to the term we have heard from people we personally know to be Good-hearted, well-meaning, intelligent people including some of our own!
What 2020 has taught us about racial equality is that while progress has definitely been made...there is much more work to be done in this area. We have a dream that the simple concept of Be Good to People can make a difference.
Below we have some ideas for Bright Friday that can help us take steps in the right direction.
We know there are so many other organizations doing Good for our BIPOC communities. Do you have a favorite organization? Please share in the comments below!
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Senior isolation can have devastating effects physically, emotionally, and mentally on any given year but in 2020 when they are often isolated in senior living homes or home with no outside visitors, seeing their friends get Covid and die with no family around...it is absolutely heartbreaking.
We have some fun ideas to brighten the days of the elderly population on Bright Friday and any day!
Teachers across the world are working more than ever to bring education into our homes virtually and they deserve some extra love.
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Kids! Your parents need some love - they're struggling with this whole online learning, remote or front line working. Show them how Good you can be!:
For your friends who are parents:
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There are a WHOLE lot of brave, kind, courageous, selfless, hardworking, fair, honest people working in law enforcement and they and their families may not be feeling all that supported these days. We acknowledge that police reform is needed. We also know that the majority of law enforcement officers work hard to do a very hard job. We appreciate the law enforcement community and support everyone working together to learn and do better to keep our communities and officers safe.
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The holiday season is hard enough when someone has lost a loved one. This year - when so many are unable to be with their loved ones even to say goodbye and to date we've lost over 257,000 people from COVID alone...there is a unbelievable amount of grieving going on. It's hard to even process what it's like for those who have lost beloveds under the conditions caused by the pandemic. It's more important than ever to reach out to those who are grieving. Here are some ideas for how to do that on Bright Friday. Just think if you could spend your entire day on Bright Friday