What can I do to help my neighbors and the community?
  1. Stay Home, Wear a Cloth Face Covering and Practice Social Distancing
  2. Stop the Spread of Germs CDC (JPG)
  3. Take Preventive Measures
    In addition to practicing good hygiene, if a person is exposed to someone who develops the virus, they should take proactive measures to quarantine (self-isolate) themselves from others for 14 days.
  4. Join the Medical Reserve Corps
    You can also help protect the health and well-being of our community by joining the Skokie Medical Reserve Corps. The Corps is a volunteer group of medical and non-medical professionals who assist the Health Department. If you’re interested in joining, email Claudia Braden, RN, at the Skokie Health Department.
  5. Donate Blood
    Organizations like Red Cross and Vitalant are in urgent need of blood donations.
  6. Participate in and Donate to the Skokie Spirit Shines Through Campaign
    Hope - and Skokie’s strong community spirit - are stronger than fear! Please share your hope and community spirit by sending a poster, picture, or brief info on how you and your neighbors are staying connected to info@skokie.org for publishing consideration on the new Skokie Spirit Shines Through! webpage and in the next edition of NewSkokie. Thank you!
  7. The Skokie Community Foundation has launched a new Skokie Spirit Shines Through fundraising campaign! See details on how you can support the campaignFunds raised through this effort will be given to the Village’s Office of Human Services for distribution to assist our Skokie neighbors in need during this difficult time. The Village is grateful to the Skokie Community Foundation for their partnership in this effort!
  8. See the new Skokie Spirit Shines Through! page with photos and messages of hope, encouragement and support from your Skokie neighbors!
  9. Print an 8.5" by 11" Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster for your front window:
    Color Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster
    Black and White Skokie Spirit Shines Through poster 
  10. Reach Out, Be a Helper
    Governor Pritzker has stated, “All of us have a part to play. Be a helper.” A wonderful way to feel better is to help someone else feel better, or safer or calmer. Look for ways to help others, exchange phone numbers with your neighbors, and agree to check in with each other, help each other with shopping or food delivery. Consider safe ways to help through your neighborhood connections like Facebook and NextDoor. Technology and our fast society have isolated us from our neighbors, but technology also offers safe ways to stay connected. Now is the time to support each other in safe and healthy ways.

See March 20, 2020 ABC7 Chicago story, "A Skokie Neighborhood is Staying Connected with Window Art Activity."

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1. How can I participate in the Skokie Spirit Shines Through campaign?
2. What can I do to help my neighbors and the community?
3. Can I make cloth face masks to donate?