The world may seem to be at a standstill right now, but not everyone has been forced out of work by the current situation. Many essential workers have given it their all over the last few months to help keep things going. It’s hard to find the words to thank them for their efforts, but these kids’ drawings in Times Square do a pretty good job.
Hundreds Of Applications
The artwork, which is on display until July 10, was created for the social media campaign #CreateThanks. Over 450 pieces were designed by children across the United States, all with the intention of showing appreciation to the nation’s essential workers. The winners were selected by Shutterfly and included seven-year-old Kelli-Rose Simpson Forde, five-year-old Xavier Garcia, and four-year-old Amarry London Alhassan.
Essential Workers In The Family
All three of these lucky winners are well aware of the importance of essential workers because their relatives make up part of this important workforce. For instance, Kelli-Rose’s grandfather is a transit worker who has been keeping the daily commute going for those who currently still have a job to go to. As for Xavi and Amarry, the former’s aunt is a nurse’s assistant while the latter’s mom is a physician’s assistant. Their work in the healthcare industry has obviously been vital during this difficult time.
The Perfect Location
The children were all equally surprised and delighted when they saw their artwork appear on one of the Times Square billboards. To have their work broadcast on such a big screen to thousands of people every day is truly something special. This spot was intentionally chosen for its popularity, with Shutterfly hoping that many of New York’s essential workers will see the thank you messages and know their efforts are appreciated.
It’s hard to show these workers just how grateful we are for the sacrifices they’ve made in recent months. However, this artwork is definitely an excellent start.