Bluebird Awards was founded in 2020 to enable emotional support for children and teenagers through sports, learning activities and therapy.
Navigating the Psychological Aftermath of the Pandemic: Mental Health Support from Bluebird Awards
Bluebird Awards is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Covid-19 orphans achieve their dreams and reach their full potential. We believe that every child has the right to happiness and that it’s our responsibility to help make that happen.
Through our organization, we create life-changing experiences for children and teens to give them hope for a brighter future. We are passionate about helping these children pursue their destiny and make their dreams a reality.
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 20. 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 reach out to Covid-19 families and sponsors 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 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 20.
Bluebird Awards focus intends to avert or alleviate mental health issues of Covid-19 orphans through preventive and treatment approaches. 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.