Stay On Your Porch Project.
Total Donations $1200.00
Thank you to all of the wonderful Porch Stayers. For staying home and for your donations to Foodlink.
The Heltemes

The Heltemes

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Extended family time! Tips for keeping your spirits up: Embrace the calm and comfort of your home.

The Prezynas

The Prezynas

When socializing is safer I’m going to: I want to have a party with all my vulnerable family and friends. My kids are eager to resume their sports and hanging out with their friends. Tips for keeping your spirits up: FaceTime friends and family. Play board games together. Enjoy the sunny days with outdoor exercise or maybe even a bonfire.

The Mays

The Mays

hen socializing is safer I’m going to: See & hug my friends & family. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Go to mall & TJ Max. Go to a bar. Any tips for others to keep t: Play online euchre, do indoor spa days with your family!

The Sandersons

The Sandersons

hat is the first thing you w: Have friends and family over to our house and have a party. Any tips for others to keep t: Go for daily walks outside and play family games.

The Corgans

The Corgans

When socializing is safer my parents are going to: I think they want to go on their anniversary trip to Montreal. May 31st is their 50th anniversary!

The Clays

The Clays

When socializing is safer I’m going to: See my 89 year old mother-in-law and my older sister (who are both living alone, but very nearby). Tips for keeping your spirits up: My tip is to heed the coping advice I am giving to others. I am continuously encouraging my high school and college-age children to be patient and to be present. I think I need to listen to my own advice more (seeing it as a reflection of my own needs and fears).

The Leos

The Leos

When socializing is safer I’m going to: See my kids and grandkids!!! Tips for keeping your spirits up: Treasure your health.

Nick and Alysa

Nick and Alysa

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Friends-Drinks-Sports [in that order] Tips for keeping your spirits up: Go learn how to bake or something. Also, at least we have the internet; I'm much cooler online than in real life.

Melissa and Bella

Melissa and Bella

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Share a cup of tea with my mom. I haven’t gone this long without seeing her in more than 10 years. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Read novels. They’re a fantastic escape.

Chistina Nordquist

Chistina Nordquist

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Hug my family again! :) Tips for keeping your spirits up: There are little moments of joy packed into every day, we just have to notice them!

Brian

Brian

"I'm currently undergoing treatments for thyroid cancer so I'm used to the whole process of being home. Basically the whole world is catching up with me." Any tips for keeping your spirits up: "Stay home. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Educate yourself. That's the only way it's going to go away."

The Blues

The Blues

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Visit with friends and family! Take in a good concert! Tips for keeping your spirits up: Remember to recount all the blessings we still have despite this trying time!

The Kilmers

The Kilmers

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Go out for a nice meal with friends. Spend time at the Y and yoga at Breathe. See all of our extended family. Plan a little getaway. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Practice gratitude and don’t watch the news.

Jennifer Lyons (her parents and children)

Jennifer Lyons (her parents and children)

When socializing is safer I’m going to: I can't wait to get back to work and see all my co-workers again. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Look for the next right thing to do, it's too hard to look at this time as the whole picture of the crisis and it has been very helpful for me to focus on the next small project. And be thankful for the extra time with my husband and kids that we never have.

The Alharts

The Alharts

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Have a dinner out with family and friends! Tips for keeping your spirits up: Take it day by day - be thankful for your health and your family's health. Laugh! Find ways to laugh!

The Darcangelises

The Darcangelises

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Go out for dinner. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Frequent phone calls.

Delicia Hill

Delicia Hill

When socializing is safer I’m going to: I’d like to have my picture taken on the rooftop of the Genesee brewery over looking the city and high falls. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Read a from a book (take a break from the internet), keep a daily journal of what you’re doing so you can look back on this time and exercise everyday.

Ann McCallister

Ann McCallister

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Travel and spend time with my friends and family. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Meditate, make a list of 10 things your thankful for and get outside and look up at the clear sky.

The Lawrences

The Lawrences

Stay at Home Situation: We are both well over 60 and Mike is in remission for bladder cancer. Thank God we both have hobbies we can do from home. Mike is a ham radio operator and I’m an amateur genealogist and volunteer to make shirts for babies in NICU units. I’m going over to my Mom’s a couple times a week since I’m one of her care givers and we did take a solitary hike yesterday just to get outside and out of the house but otherwise we are staying put.

Shannon Laroue

Shannon Laroue

When socializing is safer I’m going to: See family and friends. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Keep informed but don’t become obsessed with the news. Get outside and take a walk. Keep in touch with family and friends.

The Grants

The Grants

I plan to hug everyone I see. Or more appropriately I will travel again. We had to cancel three trips already. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Be creative, keep moving eat healthy.

The Selners

The Selners

Tips for keeping your spirits up: While we have been home we have been spending time watching movies, cuddling with the dog Oliver, and I have discovered Diamond Art.

The Daeschners

The Daeschners

When socializing is safer I’m going to: I can't wait to see my mom, my sisters and friends ... .laughing together. Sweating at the gym. I long to be close to people again! I want to do my job as a nurse with less fear. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Self care. Practice gratitude. Pick up the phone or video instead of texting. We may never have this much "time" on our hands ever. So slow down, you don't have to multi-task. This about what you dearly miss .... that is what truly matters.

Jen Wagner

Jen Wagner

My husband, Larry works up at the U of R Medical Center so he’s at work all day and I’ve self-isolated for most of the month—just in case. I’m used to being by myself and working from home, so that helps, but now my work has understandably slowed down. I’m keeping busy taking care of the house, our dogs, and some hobbies. I ordered some veggie seeds and will be starting them indoors for a summer garden.

The Ekises

The Ekises

When socializing is safer I’m going to: Hug my family. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Reach out now. FaceTime. Call a friend or family member Write a letter. Take a walk. Pet your dog. Take a drive to someplace lovely & scenic. Meditate. Tell someone you love them. Read a book. Embrace the solitude.

The Moritzes

The Moritzes

Buying up a bunch of When socializing is safer I’m going to: Broadway tickets to help them get back on their feet. Everything is going to change after this, right? We’re going to change it for the better. Tips for keeping your spirits up: Stay. Home. And while you’re home, whatever you’re doing is OK. Homeschooling, not homeschooling, crafting, playing Animal Crossing, exercising, baking and eating an entire cake every day. Whatever it is, it’s OK.

Charles and Rose

Charles and Rose

Our stay at home: We love it! Getting plenty of rest, lots of long talks and long walks, time to read, play a lot of ska on my saxophone and still knock out all the office and school work. Rose misses the gym, but I'm good.

Gayle DeRose

Gayle DeRose

We have a roof over our heads- we are warm - we are safe and we are nourished. We are “socially distanced” from our loved ones - and more connected than ever.

Daniel and Julie

Daniel and Julie

The Bankerts

The Bankerts

The first thing we are going to do when we regain our freedom is give hugs & kisses to our family & friends!! Since our anniversary is in April, Bob & I will probably look forward to going out to dinner and maybe a movie. "Thank you" to all the nurses, doctors, policemen, firemen & other essentials who put their own health & lives at risk to take care of us.

The Eckerts

The Eckerts

Larry and Gina

Larry and Gina

Ellie and Gus

Ellie and Gus

Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Art and Laura

Art and Laura

Donna Camblin

Donna Camblin

Frontline Workers at the Wayne County Nursing Home

Frontline Workers at the Wayne County Nursing Home

The Wadhamses

The Wadhamses

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