Golden Valley’s Headwaters Produces COVID-19 Coloring Book
Headwaters Relief Organization says it has come out with a valuable tool to teach children and families about COVID-19 — a coloring book.
“We hope to help children, and along with the children, their families or the caregivers, to cope with this present situation,” said Dr. Roshan Khatri, executive director at Headwaters.
It’s one of several coloring books the nonprofit disaster relief organization came out with during the pandemic to teach kids about what the novel coronavirus is, how it’s transmitted, and the different measures being used to help prevent the spread.
Headwaters distributed the books to different nonprofits, churches and families in all 50 states and four countries.
Over the years, Headwaters has produced 10 different books to help kids who have been involved with various natural disasters.
“The art of storytelling made it easier for [parents] to communicate issues which they couldn’t easily explain to the children,” Dr. Khatri said. “So the impact with our coloring book is, people, children and families get to understand and cope with the uncertainties of this time.”
Anyone interested in a book can request one through the Headwaters website.
Meanwhile, the organization is working on another initiative to help people through the pandemic called the “Phone Pal Program,” where volunteers reach out to elderly who have experienced isolation during the pandemic and need someone with whom to talk.
Headwaters has volunteers lined up, but now they just need participants who are willing to be contacted.
If you’re interested in participating in the phone call program or being a Phone Pal, contact Ashley Emry, program director or call 763-450-6767.