High schoolers spreading joy … A group of high school students in Calgary, Alberta, wanted to do something to help people feeling disconnected and alone during this difficult time – particularly the elderly -- so they created the Joy 4 All Project.
It’s a phone hotline that has pre-recorded and frequently updated messages meant to cheer callers up. They recorded jokes, stories, kind messages, letters, songs and poetry. Brilliantly, the teens chose to use a phone hotline to cater to anyone not comfortable with or without access to the internet and accessible devices. To keep content fresh they are asking for kids and teens from everywhere to log onto their Joy4All website and write or record their own jokes, stories and messages of hope. If you are interested in hearing some of these messages yourself, or you know someone who might benefit from the hotline, the number is 1-877-JOY-4ALL.