Oberlin College and Conservatory

Gratitude Showers Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:15pm to 10:00pm

Virtual Event

Join students from the college and conservatory in sharing your gratitude with health care workers near & far—join the Gratitude Showers Challenge!

Students enrolled in Sonic Arts in Society in the Technology in Music and Related Arts Department at Oberlin Conservatory began the semester doing outreach at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. One of the projects we began was a gratitude challenge for the whole hospital community. The class visited the hospital twice and collected words of gratitude from hospital visitors, staff, and volunteers. We planned to turn these words into a solar-powered sound exhibit featuring umbrellas decorated with the hospital community's words of gratitude.

Post COVID-19, our plans had to change. We have been working with local kids to create 'sundrops' with messages of thanks to frontline hospital workers. We are sharing these messages via social media, and cutting the words out of vinyl to someday create an exhibit to bring back to UH Elyria.

Will you help us reach our goal of creating 100 drops of gratitude by May 11? Please join us for our Gratitude Showers Challenge official opening event on Monday, May 4. Stop by for as long or as little as you like!

In the meantime, you can help in many ways:

1. Tweet a few words of gratitude to @GratefulShowers and we will turn it into a sundrop. Short and sweet works best—there is not a lot of space on each drop! Bonus points for tweeting during our live event on May 4!

2. Draw your own sundrop and share it with us: https://www.dropbox.com/request/lxGU9t5SKHZPNcWKrow7

3. We are also inviting anyone who is able to pledge $1 per sundrop to UH Elyria's COVID-19 community response fund up to $100 to support the incredible healthcare workers we met when we visited UH Elyria earlier this semester.

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Mattie Musgrove

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