Crafting for COVID, a group of volunteers gave away sewed heart tokens to show compassion & empathy

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During the lockdown 2020, Victoria Hill from the UK started knitting headbands and hearts. The idea behind the hearts was to give them to keyworkers children, COVID patients, and families who lose their loved ones to the virus as a symbol of empathy and compassion.

Image: Hearts given out to show compassion
Image: Hearts given out to show compassion

Soon it was clear that the demand was huge, hence, Crafting for COVID was set up. A Facebook group with over 500 volunteers worked together to produce over 2200 ear savers, 90 headbands, 1200 scrub bags, 55 scrub caps, and numerous hearts. These were then given to the NHS staff and keyworkers for free. The feedback received from the keyworkers was absolutely amazing. They have shared how these items have made their lives easier during the most stressful time of the year.

“The community spirit has been amazing,” says Victoria, “we have also had members who have volunteered to drop off the supplies and items to the keyworkers, and people donating buttons, fabrics, and other materials. By creating connections between its many members, the group has also helped to combat the feeling of loneliness that the lockdown situation had created.”

You Humanity pays respect and gratitude to Victoria Hill and all volunteers for going above and beyond to contribute towards Humanity.

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