Amidst the pandemic, three Arizona college students created the Facebook group COV-Tutors to offer virtual tutoring for K-12 students. In response to an overwhelming request for tutors, students from all over the country stepped up to offer their services.
Mid-pandemic, a Colorado teen set a world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube while on a pogo stick. Determined to help his community, he took his talents to the internet and fundraised for No Kid Hungry by teaching an online, donations-based Rubik’s Cube course.
Stuck inside during the pandemic, a 7-year-old boy from Brooklyn began to film himself while reading to his grandmother & posting it online. What began as story time with family quickly became a Facebook group called Bryan’s Book Corner with over 3,000 members.
A 55-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis always wanted to climb Mount Tyson in Australia. She shared her wish with a Facebook group that came together to make it happen.
When the pandemic stopped an Italian nonna from hosting guests at her pasta making Airbnb experience, she started livestreaming her classes. Now, Nonna is making ravioli, gnocchi, and more with hundreds of virtual students.
Healthcare professionals and essential workers continue to work during #COVID19 while billions of people are advised to stay home. People around the world are taking to their porches, balconies, and Twitter to show the workers their #solidarityat8.
After almost 70 years of teaching, an 89-year-old dance instructor had to get creative when the pandemic hit. Since she couldn’t teach in person, she started hosting virtual classes to help her students hone their dance skills from home.
An Uber driver was surprised when her nurse passenger asked to stop for food because she couldn’t eat during her shift. The driver, inspired to help other frontline workers, turned to Facebook asking people to donate for meals, ultimately raising over $12,000.
An Ohio small business owner and artist took to Facebook Live and offered free art classes to kids around the world during the pandemic. Her daily art classes reached thousands of students giving them an artistic outlet when schools were shut down.
The pandemic has turned lives upside down, but people are finding support online. Shea Serrano, an author and journalist, reached out to his over 345,000 Twitter followers offering to help those who couldn’t pay their bills, and others are following his lead.