A Covid-19 World
Covid-19 is a worldwide issue certain to affect Earth's human population for generations.
Our primary objective is to turn Covid-19 orphans into happy and productive adults when their road to comfort and success seems impassable. From grade school through high school to a trade or vocational school or college, our focus is to help children grow beyond their means.
Bluebird Awards focus intends to avert or alleviate mental health issues of children under age 18. Serving the needs of children as they pass through formative years is a critical part of who those children become. Those most affected long term by Covid-19 pandemic deaths are likely to be the youngest children.
In the United States, in the first year of the pandemic according to Kaiser Health News (KHN) and the Guardian, "The project has documented more than 3,705 healthcare worker deaths, with the majority of people who died under the age of 60." The Guardian and KHN are compiling a database of healthcare workers who have died from Covid-19. We use this information as well as other sources to locate and reach out to eligible children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
To achieve the most cost-efficient operating environment, we employ an Online Home-Based Operating Model. Working from home remote from a centralized location is becoming the new normal. Many employees have become happier working from home electing not to return to their former workplace. As Bluebird Awards mature, we believe we can find competent staff and volunteers excited about working with us online from home. Even from other countries.
The key for Bluebird Awards is to develop a database of Covid-19 decedent's families and sponsors by reaching out encouraging them apply for Bluebird Awards. With most deaths happening to people under age 60 at two children per family, we estimate 5,000-10,000 children in the United States were left with one parent (or none) in the first year of the pandemic. Going into 2022, there are now over 140,000 orphan children in the United States. Worldwide the number is over 2,500,000 to date.
Our IRS 501c3 Approval Letter enables us to raise tax-deductible donations to fund Bluebird Awards. The Medical Workers Scholarship Fund, DBA Bluebird Awards, will target wealthy families, corporations, unions, foundations, government grants, fundraising events and others for financial support.
Ultimately, our goal is to allocate 100% of all donations for Bluebird Awards and, eventually, university and trade school scholarships. To reach a 100% goal, we seek corporate sponsors, profits from our online shopping, events and more to pay operating expenses. Initially, staffing will be a heavily oriented volunteer effort.
Implementation of trade school and college scholarships is a future endeavor. Our immediate focus is on American children, stepchildren and grandchildren under age 18.
Bluebird Awards focus intends to avert or alleviate mental health issues of Covid-19 orphans under age 18. Serving the needs of children as they pass through formative years is a critical part of who those children become. Those most affected long term by Covid-19 pandemic deaths are likely to be the youngest children.
Four words best define our personal and organization's values:
Courage ... We respect our first responders and medical community for their dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gratitude ... We are grateful for our survival and the blessings of our lives.
Compassion ... We are mindful of hardships faced by families of loved ones lost to Covid-19.
Generosity ... We are dedicated to caring for Covid-19 families and their children.
Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty : the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous : the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness.
Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness and warmth.
Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another. Compassion is often regarded as having sensitivity, which is an emotional aspect to suffering.
Generosity is the virtue of giving without expecting anything in return. Many individuals tend to experience more joy and satisfaction when they can change someone's life through personal acts of generosity.
Compassion leads to Inspiration
Inspiration leads to Passion
Passion leads to a Mission
Compassion for unfortunate children led us to our mission.
Life does not treat children equally. All children deserve an opportunity to experience success. Many need a helping hand to guide them. Helping them is our mission. Their success is our reward.