I'm Jacob, a 15-year-old Cleveland native hoping to change the lives of our elders! So many elderly people are neglected, isolated, and forgotten in nursing homes. This is a generation of people who are incredible and deserve the utmost respect and appreciation in their final and most precious stage of life, so it's quite sad to see how this state of loneliness overcomes so many of them as they enter the final part of the cycle we call "life." Help me – in brightening these lonely seniors' days and putting much-deserved smiles on their faces!
This is a fundraiser to help support my organization that I founded by myself in December of 2013, called Love for the Elderly. Our mission is to combat loneliness and isolation in the lives of our elders. We inspire others to connect with elders and bridge the pre-existing age barriers, through programs such as Letters of Love (a handwritten letter-writing program that brings smiles to the faces of seniors), the Senior Buddy Program (forming pen-pal relationships between youth and nursing home residents), and a Social Impact Program (a broad range of initiatives inspiring people to show more kindness to seniors which includes TEDx talks, public speaking engagements, educational presentations, and awareness through social media) with the ultimate goal of generating a social impact of breaking down age-related barriers). Through these initiatives, Love for the Elderly has brought joy to over 10,000 seniors across the globe, motivating people to give back to their elders in 51 countries and 6 continents.
You CAN make a difference, and your contribution matters! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my fundraising page on YouCaring, and please consider donating! Even the smallest amount can make a pivotal difference in the lives of the elderly!
Thanks so much!