30 Days Of Empathy

We have the choice to foster our curiosity and use it as fuel to question why life has unfolded in the way that it has.

Let us help you kick-start your curiosity. Let us help you put empathy into action. What do you have to lose?

There is a well known saying that helps people begin the launch of putting empathy into action.

"Take a walk in my shoes, then you can judge me" - a person asking for empathy

Putting on another person's shoes may not conjure the empathetic response that we all can use. The shoes might not be the right size, they may even be a specialty shoe. A shoe that we couldn’t use in our everyday life. If I (a man who is 5'9 and typically wears tennis shoes, sandals, or men's dress shoes) would not fare well slipping on a pair of high heels or steel-toed work boots. My walk and movements would be wobbly and strained. I would experience difficulty but not the difficulty that is attempted to be shared.

This barrier shouldn't be the stopping point. We owe it to the outcome that we constantly question, constantly accept our curiosity.

We challenge you 30 days of empathy.

How does it work?

Each day your participants will receive an empathy card. Each card represents a struggle, adversity, a truth that someone locally has experienced.

Step 1: Collect local stories

Experiences can be collected anonymously or have names attached to them. By connecting your empathy cards to real experiences, we can activate thought and action into your participants. This can be easily done with the use of an online survey that can be sent out. Video and audio submissions are also an option.

Step 2: Building the empathy card

We want to bring attention to adversity. We want to highlight struggles. We want to inspire action and reflection. Each empathy card is tied to a person, tied to a struggle that shaped who they are.

Step 3: Connect the resources

Based on the stories collected we can move towards action. This can include highlighting local organizations that are making an impact on that issue. While highlighting work that is being done we can also encourage donations, volunteer work, and connect you participants to actionable items to make an impact on specific or broad issues.

Step 4: Empathy Card Delivery

It is not a physical card, but a digital card that can be delivered by email, text message, social media, or another digital platform. Along with the card, the participant will receive a link that takes them deeper into empathy. Though the empathy card advocates for action or reflection we can still do more. The link will connect them to our findings from steps 1 and 3. This is where participants can learn more about local adversity and how they can help.

30 Days Of Empathy can be adapted to large and small organizations and communities. We have a chance to be mindful and take action. If you are interested in learning more please contact the Mezzo Solutions team today!

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