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Idea #bigthanks is about turning gratitude into productive action. We want to help the helpers, those first responders, doctors, and nurses on the front lines. At the same time, we want to pass along some much-needed revenue to struggling restaurants and food service workers. So we thought, can we raise donations and cater to the helpers? The answer is yes, and done right, they really appreciate it. My friend Michelle Rudd had the brilliant inspiration…

Idea Local businesses are in a cash crunch. Many will not survive. You can ease the blow by contacting your favorite local eateries and service providers and pre-pay for meals and things you’d like to enjoy in the future. Considerations The businesses might not be in business in the future. You need to assess your willingness to help out and risk you’re taking with the truly powerful idea of helping a struggling business with your…

Idea Make a box at your front doorstep with safe and sanitary treats. As with the Christmas holiday, delivery workers are stretched and working overtime. Considerations Protein bars, water, hand sanitizer to use (label it “feel free to use, but keep here please”), and maybe a treat or two make great options. You can put it out in the morning and take it in at night. https://youtu.be/Q8EDeHVeFAk Here’s the sign on the box: PDF format:…