Item 191 – Washington Pawst Animal Interview

Many pet shelters are facing decreased adoptions and donations due to the economic downturn and COVID, but we can help. Remotely contact your local pet shelter and coordinate to get the photo and story of their most at-risk animal. Write a hard-hitting “Washington Pawst” article as though you interviewed this incarcerated friend. Post it publicly on your social media along with their picture and adoption details. Submit an image of your story and photo along with a link to your post. (Keep tabs on the pet and let us know if they get adopted!)

Item 190 – Every Last One Volunteering

Remember how the United States is holding children, separated from their families, in cages at the border for the crime of asking for legal asylum? Yeah, we haven’t forgotten either. Sign up to volunteer remotely with Every Last One, an organization that helps advocate for the children and is guiding them out of detention and into the arms of their families when possible, or screened sponsors when not. Submit a screenshot of your completed volunteer form. (On your honor, follow through!)

Item 185 – ASL Children’s Story

(UP TO 1 MINUTE) Our friend Shoshannah Stern reads children’s stories in ASL with her Operation ASL Storytime. Let’s take a page out of her book: Find your favorite childhood story and read a page from it, all in sign language. (If you aren’t fluent, contact someone who is to verify accuracy. Any dialect is fine.) PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT post it online tagged with Shoshannah’s hashtag. That is a resource to provide linguistic access to children who are at risk of language deprivation. We need to keep that resource protected and accessible, so we’re serious about this: Don’t use her hashtag or you will be penalized! If you have posted with the hashtag, please delete and repost.

Item 178 – RBG Lacework

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for her strength, her measured and wise jurisprudence, and her signature lace collars. But as all Gishers know, lacework used to be used to depict historic moments, so clearly you should crochet or knit a lace collar featuring a portrait of RBG or that conveys a message to her.