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March 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

Inspiring Hope March 2021 Director’s Corner: March 18, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown here in the Nation’s Capital Area.  At the close of every week and month, I have thought that we were near its end.  Not so.  There is more to come. The opportunity to lift others has never been more urgent and demanding than now. Youth, parents, first responders, hospital staff, hospital administrators, nursing home staff, senior citizens, neighbors, friends, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, diverse nationalities and socioeconomic levels…all exemplify hope. The Tacy Foundation youth volunteers, parents, and staff offer our very best efforts to all those whom we serve and to all...


January 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

January 2021 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope January 2021 Welcome 2021!  A Year of Recovery, Rebuilding, Reassuring, Rewriting, Reassembling, Restitution, Revitalizing, Recalculating, and Reassessing.  And a year of Remembrance of all those heroes during COVID and those persons who succumbed to the disease. Holiday Cards Rebecca Fan, High School Chief Intern in Frederick, Maryland. Due to the COVID pandemic, The Tacy Foundation offered many projects for students to work on while they were at home. Rebecca, a sophomore at Urbana High School, Maryland, reflected on her experiences as a volunteer who helped bring students together and sent holiday wishes to persons in need: The process of bringing together twenty students during...


December 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

December 2020 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope In December 2020 Holiday Gift Cards We are so grateful for and inspired by our volunteers’ effort to send personalized holiday gift cards to senior facilities and military communities across Maryland and Virginia. We started with a few hundred cards. Now, we have hundreds of cards with original designs and over 2,000 with The Tacy Foundation message. Many of these cards will be hand-delivered by Chief Interns to their senior facility.  Some will be shipped to the children of first responders, some to hospital staff, some to a Navajo senior facility, and some to military veterans’ families. We are...


November 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

November 2020 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope in November 2020 It is now the eighth month of COVID.  We are still waiting for the pandemic to pass.  Since March 18th all schools have remained closed in the Nation’s capital area.  We are upside down, inside out, and rising each day to challenges that require courage, persistence, and our best efforts to cheer each other from a safe distance.  More than any other time, our community is in need of hope.  Thank you for your heroic efforts!  Your courage, adaptability, diligence, compassion and humor touch me so deeply and send waves of hope into the world. ...


October 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

October 2020 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope In October 2020 From youth and their families in the Nation’s Capital area, amazing outpouring of compassion grows! Beautiful music, stories, email messages, cards, and artwork pour into the Teen Chief Interns’ COVID Project boxes. After sorting, these homemade gifts are sent to seniors, hospitals, and First Responders. The Live Music video YouTube private playlist now numbers 250 selections.  Hours of music stream to those facilities where we have longterm musical relationships from a decade of pre-Covid events. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg draws programming from this playlist for its Closed Circuit TV for residents, still room-bound and quarantined.  All other 25 senior facilities express gratitude for the youth’s...