Neighbors Helping Neighbors: It’s Just What We Do
As we all keep our social distance it’s more important than ever that we are a community of neighbors helping neighbors: check on one another, follow the common–sense rules for keeping yourself and others safe, and remember to support local businesses. Thank you to all medical people, first responders and others who are staying on the job to make sure our country keeps running. BAPA will keep sharing community information and updates in The Villager, in our weekly enews, on social media and at www.bapa.org.
BAPA staff is currently working from home and can be reached via email: Mary Jo Viero, Executive Director, email@example.com; Grace Kuikman, Assistant Director and Villager editor, firstname.lastname@example.org; Brittany Wiley, Business Liaison, email@example.com; Cathriona Fey, Community Outreach and Improvement, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tina Jenkins Bell, School Liaison, email@example.com; Gary Jenkins, Community Safety Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Talie Leeb, office manager, email@example.com.
As community events are cancelled BAPA is updating our online Community Calendar. Send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Help
Donations to the 19th Ward Go Fund Me will provide meals and support for local first responders, medical providers and others who are protecting our community. Donate at www.19thwardmobile.com or send a check payable to the 19th Ward Youth Foundation to 10402 S. Western, Chicago 60643.
Beverly Bakery, 10528 S. Western, is hosting a food pantry. Info: 773-238-5580.
Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., needs donations of money and dry goods to meet increased emergency needs for people in 60643 and 60655. Find details on page __ Info: 773-239-3013.
Turpin Cares is collecting food, hygiene products and donations to help homeless people and others in need in nearly communities. Find out what they need and how to donate www.turpincares.org/donate
Ways to Stay Healthy
Many fitness providers are offering classes, tips and workouts online and through social media.
Do Good Movement, daily yoga for adults and children at thedogoodmovement.com.
CORE Fitness and Physical Therapy is posting daily workout challenges on Facebook at CORE fitness and PT.
Beverly Barre offers live Instagram workouts; get details at www.facebook.com/beverlybarrechicago/.
Beverly Yoga Center offers online classes. Find out more at 773-239-9642 or email@example.com.
Treadfit is posting workout challenges on Facebook, www.facebook.com/treadfitbeverly/.
Barre It All Fitness is offering a special price for people without a membership to sign up for two months of unlimited classes. Details: www.barreitallfitness.com.
Things to Do From Home
Children can train for BAPA’s Ridge Run 5K at home using the 10-Week 5K Youth Training Program. To get a copy, email Tina Jenkins Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan Park Presbyterian Church is offering video streaming of worship via Facebook.
The Great Connections invites people to join them in reading American Tall Tales featuring characters like Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and Davy Crockett. Find reading and discussion ideas thegreatconnections.org.
Edna White Community Garden and Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be planting gardens to supply fresh produce to the Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry. Keep up on the details and learn how to volunteer at the Edna White Garden Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/221301244573122/
Beverly Covenant Church is livestreaming services Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and weekdays at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Don Nelson is hosts online “coffee break” featuring scripture, reflection and prayer, both via Facebook.
19th Ward Service Offices, 773-238-8766 or email@example.com.
Get COVID-19 updates from the Chicago Department of Public Health at Chicago.gov.