About the Project
Encourage the neighbors to help each
We have spent just 2 months quarantined at home without any close contact with our friends and family. At the same time in our house or on the same floor might live those, who were stuck in forced isolation for many years: elderly people, people with disabilities,or people with cerebral palsy.
Content of the project
Develop self-help among the neighbors
To go to the store or to go for a walk to the park. Thesearesimpleactions, which almost anyone can do. However, for your isolated neighbors, it might be unreal. How can you help?
How can you help?
We developed a special poster to help your neighbors:
- - Download it
- - Print it
- - Stick it to the wall in your building
- - Leave your contacts in the required field below
Download the poster
Print a poster
Stick in your porch
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Download or print
Download the poster with the content of the project for your building
For your convenience,we prepared a few formats of posters:A2, A3, and A4.
If you don’t have an opportunity to print a poster, you can use the service of our partners: find the nearest office and visit them to get your posters*.
*We understand that you might want to stick the posters in many buildings. We are thankful for that! However, the project is not commercial and there is not always an opportunity to print the wanted amount of posters. Thatiswhywelimited the number of posters to up to 5 per person. We are sure, that you understand us too.
*Types of non-material help:
Human needs human. Visit your neighbors, drink tea with them, and try to spend at least 30 minutes together. Watch the TV together. Discuss a football match. It is important to show, that a person stays the real part of the world.
If there is no elevator or it is not working
For example, ifyou have a person in a wheelchair in your building, gather with your neighbors: arrange to help that person to get down and back up to their floor at a certain time.
Go for a walk
For many people, who have been staying at home for a long time, a walk outside is an interesting adventure. They get ready for it! Offer your help and accompaniment.
Help with cleaning the house
Isolated people might have some difficulties, depending on their level of mobility, with keeping the house nice. They might be shy, but happy for your support with it!
Check their mailbox
Make the deal, with your neighbor to check his/her mailbox after work.
Help with studying
Isolated people very often drop out of a modern context. They don`t know how to use the internet, don`t have the needed knowledge and skills of nowadays. Your help with it will be priceless.
*Types of material help:
Purchase the products and household goods
You know very well, that governmental help for disabled people is minuscule. It`s barely enough to get the food. Ask your neighbor, what they would like to have for dinner, and once a week help them with it.
Very often isolated people need medication on a regular bases. If you have an opportunity to purchase the needed medication, it will help them a lot.
Mostoften, the isolation of people is related to the musculoskeletal system. Modern functional means of transportationcost a lot. Ask, maybe your relatives or people closest to you have some used ones, which will make life easier for those who need it?
Imagine, that you haven`t had the internet for two weeks during the quarantine. It would be scary. Often isolated people don`t even have a smartphone. If youhappen to have an old smartphone or modem, you will really make a difference for the life of your neighbors.
Consultation at a doctor
Most often after a couple of years with a specific disease, a human just gives up and gets over. However, the medicine keeps on constantly finding solutions for curing some of the diseases. Help your neighbors with the consultation from the professional.
Treatments or procedures
Fundraising – is a good old way to resolve issues. Try to come to an agreement with your neighbors and partly cover some treatment procedures at a therapist or other specialist for your other neighbor. Maybe, after that, they can come out of isolation.
Neighbors, who are already helping
My grandma lost her vision 7 years ago. For the past three years, she has not been coming out of the house, because she was afraid to fall. Thankfully, I with my mom and neighbors visit her. However, I know that there are people who are closed alone. I want to support them somehow.
When I was little, in the building next to me lived a weird grandpa. He would call the people from his balcony and ask them to drop some tobacco in the box that he was dissing on the string. Later I figured that he was in the wheelchair and had never left his apartment. People like him really need our help!
I had a hard time getting over the isolation during the quarantine. Without live communication with people, I almost went crazy. None online communication will replace the usual get-togethers with tea at the kitchen. I got happy when I found out about this project.
Idea and organization
We are brand-agency MAKE SENSE. And the sense of this project we felt on our own skin during the isolation and quarantine. We can`t just stand by, that is why we encourage to unite and help.