Since the start of the pandemic, the team at Triangle has prioritized spreading positivity in the community. This began soon after programming went remote last Spring with a weekly Power of Positivity group meeting on Tuesday evenings. The group of roughly 20 program participants comes together, led by Chief Program Officer Drew Warren, to support and lift each other up. Through the stress of isolation, fear of loved ones getting sick, and job loss, the group has continued to rally around each other.
Not only does the group focus on spreading positivity amongst themselves, but they also bring their positivity out into the community. This began a few months ago when they began brainstorming ways to give back. They agreed to run a sock drive to benefit a local Salem homeless shelter, LifeBridge North Shore. After collecting packs of unopened socks at Triangle’s day programming locations, the group proudly donated over 200 pairs of socks to the shelter.
The sock drive was only the beginning for the Power of Positivity group. After the success of the drive, they were hungry to continue helping their communities. The group brainstormed more ideas and voted on doing a food drive as their next step. They strategized on how best to spread the word of their hard work – through flyers, social media, and networking. They invited Triangle’s Development Team to join the group and share their knowledge of running a successful campaign. The Development team created a logo for the food drive and offered tips and tricks for best catching the eyes of the group’s friends and families while also giving an insight into their roles at Triangle. The program participants were engaged throughout the presentation and asked questions and shared ideas for brainstorming.
By the end of the presentation, the group was energized to get their food drive started. Keep your eyes on Triangle’s social media to learn the details of the food drive and see the Power of Positivity’s hard work in action!