Show Us Your Good
The American Heart Association is here to help YOU be an influencer of goodwill with a menu of ways you can show up and share up. #ShowUsYourGood
Now is NOT the time to be humble. It’s time for the humblebrag. It is praise-worthy, random acts of kindness time. It’s “share it with the world” time. To motivate others. To inspire even greater good. Celebrate the selfies during good deeds. Share what joy you find, so the world can pass it on. Be an influencer for goodwill. Show us your good. And like it. #ShowUsYourGood
Check on Seniors
Check on elderly in your area who may be isolated by social distancing. Consider reaching out to senior living facilities to offer virtual interactions.
Make or Donate Masks
Volunteers who sew are needed to help make CDC-recommended masks for family, friends and donations to the general public.
Double-up on Shopping
When you’re out for your regular shopping trip, pick up items for an at-risk neighbor or relative. Consider heart healthy, shelf-stable items.
Foster a Shelter Animal
Help animal shelter staff by agreeing to foster an animal currently in a shelter. Spending time with pets can lower stress and even your blood pressure.
Advocate for Access to Care
Add your voice: We’re calling on Congress to provide financial relief for nonprofits to ensure our critical work creating healthier communities can continue. Join us in advocating for healthier food, access to healthcare, ending surprise medical billing… and so much more!
Support a Nonprofit
Nonprofits need financial support now more than ever as they research and address many issues that are a direct result of the coronavirus crisis.
- Create your own fundraiser for the American Heart Association
- Register to become a Virtual Heart Walker
- Support a local school’s Virtual Kids Heart Challenge
- Make a tax-deductible donation to the American Heart Association
The Exchange: Match Critical Resources with Needs
Do you work for a company or organization looking for a way to help your community? Many companies and organizations are poised to help out if made aware of a specific need. Go to the Beneficial Business Exchange and join to begin posting goods, services, and solutions your company has available to donate.
Show Frontline Workers Gratitude
Safely send thank-you messages to health care staff, emergency responders, grocery store employees, delivery drivers, and others. Sponsor meal deliveries, make yard signs or write in a window to inspire and encourage.
Become a Power Ambassador for your Congregation
The American Heart Association and WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) are committed to ensuring equitable health for all people. Help support the ongoing health journeys of African American women and faith-based communities by becoming a Power Ambassador to organize church groups for weekly online health lessons.
Review Translated Documents for Diverse Communities
The AHA is working to translate vital documents and we need volunteers who understand our mission and our emphasis on scientific accuracy and cultural sensitivity. We currently seek those who are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Mandarin, Hmong and Korean.
Crisis Text Line
Due to shelter-in-place orders and physical distancing, mental health concerns have heightened and volunteers are needed to assist with the increased need. Crisis Text Line provides free, nationwide, 24/7 support for people in crisis, all via text message.