Two Tennessee women spread joy using social media

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are shopping online.

Many Americans are struggling due to the pandemic, from job loss to growing mental health issues.

Two Tennessee women decided to uplift spirits by creating a Facebook group called Tennessee Splash Group.

“We kind of just stumbled upon it,” Kyleigh Chelini told FOX13.

Chelini and her co-worker Jessica Licup created the group together. It initially started off small but has grown significantly.

“Last I looked, we were at 1.2 thousand?” Licup told FOX13.

The purpose of the group is to spread joy by sending gifts to members from their Amazon wish list.

You can also create a registry for higher-priced items that people can contribute money towards. Games are posted throughout the day with specific instructions. Winners of those games will have items bought off their wish list.

It’s not a big price commitment. Each game is limited in how much a member will spend. Spending can be as low as $1 or as high as $18.

In a time where a lot of people continue to struggle with quarantine, Chelini and Licup are happy to bring a little joy.

“We were noticing people were voicing the isolation and the depression. The mental health issues were becoming so apparent that we thought this group would be nice to get people together without actually getting people together,” said Chelini.

“It’s a good feeling knowing that we created this group to help uplift people and know there’s still good people on here,” said Licup.

While the group is named Tennessee Splash Group, women from all across the country have joined into what Chelini and Licup have created.

“We have people up in California and then up on the East Coast and everywhere in between there,” said Chelini.

If you want to become a member of the group, just search for Tennessee Splash Group on Facebook.