Hi, my name is Isabelle. I am 12 years old and I created Frontline Kites.
It all started with a trip to the levee in New Orleans, LA with my family to see the Blue Angels fly by to thank frontline workers fighting the Covid-19 virus. While we waited, my sister and I flew a kite and was talking to my dad about my idea for people to fly kites as a symbol of thanks to frontline workers. I explained that the kites could be seen by the frontline workers without them actually needing to go out to a location and we could thank more than one group at the same time. This would also allow more people to join in thanking the frontline workers while staying socially distant. My dad talked with his friend and together we created FrontlineKites.com.
Why take time from your busy lives to go fly a kite? Think of all the people and companies that are sewing masks by the thousands to help with the fight, people making ventilators, the nurses and doctors working late to help the sick day and night while not being able to see their own families. Flying a kite will help give those workers the recognition they deserve.
My mission is to get over 2 million kites in the air worldwide to represent the number of people who have recovered from the Covid-19 virus and may have received help from a frontline worker.
Besides flying kites, I want to raise $25,000 to help secure more PPE and support for all frontline workers. We have partnered with Americares to help reach that goal.
Join me with your kites June 14, 2020 at 12 noon (your timezone) and together let's all show our support in thanking all frontline workers fighting the Covid-19 virus. Thank the people in the fight, fly a kite!