Looking for a way to connect while social distancing?

During this unprecedented period in history, we are all trying to do our part to keep loved ones healthy by staying home. As we prepare to enter a second month of social distancing, things may be feeling a bit mundane. How about using the time to connect with your family in a way that busy schedules often prohibit? HOPE has a month-long challenge this April just for you! Here is how it works.

 

Here’s how the challenge works

Below is a list of daily themes to help with pre-planning and preparing the perfect image for each day (aka dig out your old photo albums). Then, starting April first, the theme for the day will be posted as a reminder on this blog, Facebook and Instagram. All you need to do is find the perfect photo and share it with #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE and tag @HOPEorganizing. The hashtag is important because the person that participates the most days will be entered to win a prize*. The photo can be from your past or present. You may even want to do both and have your kids recreate old photos from your youth. Get creative with it! Tell the stories that go with the photos you select with those you love and spend a little time each day connecting.

Do yourself a favor and “record” these stories by taking a video or write in a document. We will be sharing ideas throughout the month with tips celebrating these stories.

Also, be sure to check back here often to see stories and images from HOPE Organizing.

Let’s get ready to start!

  1. April Fool’s Day
  2. Professional Family Photo
  3. Rainbows
  4. Nephews/Nieces
  5. Vacation
  6. Aunt/Uncle
  7. Family Gathering
  8. Zoo
  9. Family Heirloom
  10. Siblings
  11. Pets
  12. Easter
  13. Restaurant
  14. Something Weird
  15. Moving
  16. Grandparents
  17. Birthday Party
  18. Prom
  19. Bicycle
  20. Volunteer
  21. Elementary School
  22. Earth Day
  23. Take our Kids to Work Day
  24. Wedding
  25. Strange Family Tree Story
  26. Get Organized Day
  27. Favorite Story about Social Distancing
  28. Superhero
  29. Biggest news story
  30. Graduation

* you must post a minimum of 10 days’ worth to be eligible

*Posts must be tagged and Public – Story posts are ineligible

 

 

 

Find the perfect photo and share it with #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE and tag @HOPEorganizing. The person that tags the most photos will win a $25 Gift Certificate to their local favorite restaurant!

  • A minimum of 10 photos shared must be posted in order to be eligible. 
  • Post must be shared as a public post to qualify.
  • Temporary news feed posts such as “Story” are not eligible towards minimum requirements. (because we can’t find them when we count the photos)
  • You can share any story, our daily post are just suggestions or you can go back and do Day 5 later in the month.
  • Not limited to the Omaha metro area!

 

Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s also Day 1 of SHARE a STORY with HOPE!

Share a story about a practical joke that you did or someone did to you! (doesn’t have to be from April Fool’s Day)!
If you have a photo even better! If you share it on Facebook or Instagram be sure to #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE and tag @HOPEorganizing!
Be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram for some of our favorites. 

It’s Share a Story with HOPE Day 2!

Tell a story about a favorite family photo (or maybe an awkward family photo). Also, take a few minutes today to write a review online for your favorite family photographer. Share your favorite photographer on our Facebook post too.
Be sure to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 3!

Today is #FindaRainbowDay. Tell a story about RAINBOW in your life. It can be a rainbow in the sky or a drawing of a rainbow or what the rainbow represents to you. Be sure to visit Facebook and Instagram to share your stories and see our rainbow story. Remember to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 4!

Today you get to talk about your nieces and nephews. What about a fun story where you just played. Be sure to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE 

Share a Story with HOPE Day 5!

Today tell a story about a favorite vacation or maybe a really silly part of a trip. (try to make it one that you haven’t talked about several times before. Be sure to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 6!

Today you get to talk about your AUNTS and UNCLES. What about a fun story
where you just you got to have special one-on-one time. Be sure to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 7!

Today let’s talk about family gatherings. Did your extended family always get together for a holiday and have special traditions, or do you have big family reunions? Be sure to tag your photos with @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 8!

Let’s talk about trips to the zoo. It’s Zoo Lover’s Day! Do you have a special memory at the zoo? Do you have a favorite animal to visit? Write a review of your favorite zoo today! @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 9!

Today tell a story about your favorite family heirloom. Do you have something that has been passed on from another generation? What does it mean to you? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE 

Share a Story with HOPE Day 10!

Today is Siblings Day! How many do you have? Do you live near or far from each other? Share a sibling memory. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 11!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 11! What is something really funny that your favorite pet did? Tell us about your most unique pet. Be sure to tag @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 12!

Happy Easter! Today tell a story about your favorite Easter memory. Do you have a family tradition? When did it start? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 13!

Even with delivery and pickup, we miss eating at our favorite restaurants. What is your favorite place to dine out and why? If you have attempted to make your favorite restaurant meal at home, how did it turn out? Show your love and post a review today for your favorite restaurant. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 14!

Share something others find weird that you love. How did you discover it? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 15!

Tell about a time when you moved. Where and why did you move? Did it go smoothly or have challenges? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 16!

It’s Grandparents Day! Share a memory from time spent with your grandparents. If they are still living, give them a call today. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 17!

Tell about a birthday party from your past. Was it the best birthday party or worst? Why? If your birthday is during social-distancing, how do you plan to celebrate? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 18!

Let’s talk about prom. Share pictures and memories from a past prom. What’s the best song played at your prom? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 19!

Share a bicycle story today. When did you learn to ride a bicycle? Did you have a favorite bike? Do you still ride? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story with HOPE Day 20!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 20! Tell a story about a favorite Volunteer experience. What organizations do you support and why? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story about Elementary School

Share a Story with HOPE Day 21!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 21! Tell a story about a favorite experience in Elementary School. Share your school pictures from your youth. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about Earth Day

Share a Story with HOPE Day 22!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 22! Share your favorite nature memory today in honor of our awesome planet! @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about Take your Kids to Work Day

Share a Story with HOPE Day 23!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 23! For those working from home, Take our Kids to Work Day doesn’t hold the same excitement. Why not share a memory with your kids of going to work with your parents instead? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story about your wedding

Share a Story with HOPE Day 24!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 24! Spring brides have had to rethink or reschedule their big day. Cheer them up by telling about what didn’t go quite as planned on your big day. Share a picture from your wedding as well. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story about a strange family story

Share a Story with HOPE Day 25!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 25! Did a genealogy search or DNA test reveal a strange family tree story? Perhaps you heard a strange family story from your relatives. Today is the day to share your unique and strange family tree stories. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about Organizing

Share a Story with HOPE Day 26!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 26! It’s time to get organized! Visit our blog for tips on this topic. If you have an organization tip, share it today. Let’s start the new month organized! @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about Staying Home

Share a Story with HOPE Day 27!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 27! Social distancing hasn’t been easy, but in all situations, there is always some good with the bad. Share your favorite thing that has happened during this time. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about real life superhero

Share a Story with HOPE Day 28!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 28! Everyday people can be superheros! Tell a story about your real-life Superhero, or share pictures dressed as your favorite fictional Superhero. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE

Share a Story about a news story

Share a Story with HOPE Day 29!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 29! What news story from your childhood do you remember “following”? Was it local, national or international? Why was it significant to you? @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE
Share a Story about Graduation

Share a Story with HOPE Day 30!

Share a Story with HOPE Day 30! We have come to the end of month and the end of our 30-day challenge. What better way to end than to share your graduation memories and photos? Did you attend your graduation ceremony? Tell about it. @HOPEorganizing and #SHAREaSTORYwithHOPE