CARE 4 JANITORS – Food For Fabulous Friends’ is a small effort to show respect, gratitude & appreciation to the housekeeping and environmental services staff of the hospitals and nursing homes. These unsung heroes are working hard to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the all hospitals. Our goal is to provide them with a hot meal and at the same time help local restaurants to sustain their businesses. To kick start this project, all five of us pooled in money to send meals to Melrose Wakefield hospital about a week ago not knowing how we would sustain ourselves to keep on going. We shared pictures on Facebook expressing our joy which caused a BIG ripple and things started growing organically. It’s been a week since we launched this cause and so far, we have delivered meals to 6 different hospitals and nursing home and fed close to 150
Janitors/Environmental staff and we have meals schedule for upcoming weeks as well.
These are some unprecedented times and while this pandemic is a shared experience, the impact is unique to all of us. Couple of us felt the urge of doing something for our community, especially the frontline folks who have been sacrificing so much to keep us all safe. And, with that burning desire 5 of us jumped on a Zoom call to brainstorm. We reached out to Dr Ankit Patel, who is a dear friend to get advice on how we can help our front-line heroes and that’s how Care 4 Janitors was born.
We would like to give a special mention to Aarti Kapuria and the Operation Feed the Soul Campaign for being our inspiration.
We really are counting our blessings and feeling humbled. The cause that we 5 felt so strong about resonated with many in the community and we feel so fortunate that our community is coming forward and supporting this cause in different ways-donations, helping with meal delivery, reaching out to hospitals/nursing homes, etc. We are witnessing the power of community in a true sense.
Our team consists of Jharna Madan, Neha Patel, Ruchika Yadav, Sneh Jaisingh & Twinkle Morbia.
Special mention: Dr Ankit Patel.
You can donate through Venmo, ID: Mission-Janitor
Please use these hashtags while doing Venmo – #venmoitforward #venmo #helpothers #payitforward