Little Village Kids Pandemic Care Crews
Because so many amazing people have asked to help us during this pandemic shut down as we care for the children of healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel, we’ve created this page. Here you will find sign up forms for several Little Village Helper Crews. We have identified ways that folks can be a blessing to our emergency families from outside the walls and express their appreciation for the hard work happening on the front lines of this fight.
Feel free to find an opportunity that fits your superpower and jump in. We can use all the help we can get.
If you’ve ever worked with kids or raised your own, you know that there can never be enough book reading. This crew is for people who would be willing to make videos of themselves reading children’s books. This would allow us to share new books with our children that we may not have here at the center. It also gives our teachers a much needed break to keep up with all of the constant cleaning required to make sure that our environment remains as sterile as possible.
Don’t worry about trying to make it look professional. Just use your phone to record yourself reading a book. All you have to do is sign up using the form below and we will send you instructions for uploading your videos to us.
If shopping is what you do best, this crew is for you. We have compiled a wish list on Amazon that contains lots of supplies and other items we use all the time. If you would like to purchase and donate any of these items, feel free to do so. You can simply have them shipped to Little Village Kids 935 Deis Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014.
Purchasing items and having them delivered allows everyone to participate regardless of where you live. It also limits the traffic in and out of our building, because we can receive packages outside the door and sterilize them before we bring them in.
All you have to do is sign up using the form below and we will send you a llink to the list.
We usually have our lunches catered by a professional service that specifically serves child care centers in Greater Cincinnati. However, the shut down has forced our catering company to close. This means that during the Pandemic Shut Down, we will be preparing lunches ourselves. Part of this plan involves trying to order pizza every Friday just to give the kids a treat and a break from sandwiches.
If you would like to sponsor a Pizza Friday, you can do so by donating through the form below. Nothing puts a smile on a kids face like a tasty slice of their favorite food.
Pet Shop Boys (& Girls)
As you may know, we have a lot of pets here at Little Village Kids. They all need supplies, food, and lots of treats. If you have a soft space for our critters and you would like to purchase items for them, we have a separate wish list on Amazon for them.
This is a huge help, because it limits the number of trips our staff members have to make to pet stores, grocery stores, and big box places. By limiting our trips into public places, we are greatly limiting the likelihood that our children will get sick.
All you have to do is sign up using the form below and we will send you a list of our pets and a link to the list.
This is a special crew for all of my musical friends. Every day from 12:30 to 3:00, the majority of our children take naps. This is when we tuck them in and play some ambient music to help them sleep. It would be so cool to have some original tracks for us to play during naptime.
Naptime is important, because it gives their little bodies time to rest and renew their energy. Proper sleep is essential in helping to boost their immunity and keep them healthy in a world of crazy viruses and other germs.
All you have to do is cut some quiet ambient tunes for us to use at naptime. Then upload them to SoundCloud or somewhere that we can download them for use here in the center. If we get enough of these, we could even make the collection available for our families to purchase and use at home.
If you’ve known us for any length of time, you know that we’re big believers in the power of prayer. We know that sincere prayers can move the heart and hand of God to help us accomplish mighty things that would otherwise be impossible.
If prayer is your superpower, sign up here. We’ll send you a list of specific things to pray for and keep you updated on how God is working throughout the shut down.