Operation H.O.P.E (Health, Outreach, Partnership, Encouragement) was a community project for the community by the community.
The idea is to reach those who were the most vulnerable during the winter months. Those who were experiencing homelessness and those who were in nursing homes facing isolation. We wanted to make sure they know that we care about them too.
We partnered with both Shelters, Nursing homes, and Non Profits to provide individuals with little bags full of goodies. At a minimum, we provided them with
- Hand Sanitizer
- A treat like a couple of mints
- A word of encouragement or artwork (Greeting Cards, Origami, or 3D Printed Items)
- A warm item (socks, scarves, beanies, mittens).
From October to Feb we were able to make 5000 bags and distribute them to 64 organizations across the Portland Metro region. We working with City officials, community members, and corporations to make this happen.
In Summer we want to partner with the Federal Lunch program and provide similar goody bags that will contain items for kids such as band-aids, pencils, erasers, and a STEM Kit. To increase our reach we want to develop a website for the nonprofit we formed to create more such interesting volunteer projects.
We want help. We do not have any experience with graphic design and would like help from students to create a logo that would accurately represent the work that we are trying to do in the community.
Asha HOPE Amanaki is HOPE spelled in 3 different languages (Hindi, English, and Tonga) and we hope to reflect this in our logo if possible.
This will be a remote opportunity. All conversations will happen via Google Meet or Zoom.
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.