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Girl launches project to thank essential workers

Courtesy photo Kinsley Palilla of Altoona, founder of the local youth service organization Kids for Community, launched an initiative on May 1 to thank essential workers both near and far.

Kinsley Palilla of Altoona, founder of the local youth service organization Kids for Community, launched an initiative on May 1 to thank essential workers both near and far.

Through her creation, PROJECT #BrighterDaysAhead, Kinsley enlists the help of local kids and their families to deliver tissue paper floral bouquets, alongside a personalized thank you, to the doorsteps of those who have never stopped working during the COVID-19 epidemic due to their job duties.

The goal of the project is to thank the essential workers that have kept our country moving in the face of the recent challenge of COVID-19.

Kinsley starts by using donations of vases and jars from friends and family members.

From there, she creates “kits” that include a vase/jar, a tissue paper flower ready to be unfolded, a stem, and a blank card for writing the thank you.

The kits are delivered to the doorsteps of kids and their families who have someone in mind that they would like to thank.

From there, the kids and their families assemble the floral bouquet, write their thank-you note and make their delivery.

Kinsley wanted to create a way for kids to continue to serve others while observing social distancing guidelines for safety.

Her goal was to create and give away 50 kits in the month of May.

As of May 8, she has created and delivered more thab 70 kits.

Kits are still available. They are free and can be delivered to the doorstep of kids and families in the Altoona area who have an essential worker in mind that they would like to thank.

To request a kit, message Kids for Community on Facebook, their Instagram page (@kidsforcommunityk4c) or send an email to palilla24@yahoo.com.

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