Help bring joy to lonely senior citizens!

For: Our eldest and wisest generation
Cleveland, OH
Organizer: Jacob Cramer
Help bring joy to lonely senior citizens! (Our eldest and wisest generation)
of $5,000 goal
80% Complete
Raised by 32 donors

The Story

Hi everyone!

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! 

Yours truly,

Jacob :)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 28, 2016

Posted on August 28, 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated!

Posted on June 22, 2016

Posted on June 22, 2016

The Potential Impact of YOUR Donation...

With a $10 donation, we'll be able to send a package of handwritten cards of heartfelt kindness to a nursing facility in the U.S.

With a $20 donation, we can send these letters to an international facility to brighten the day of seniors.

With a $50 donation, we'll have the opportunity to put together 10 SunshineBoxes to be delivered to lonely seniors in nursing homes, and they're filled with items inspiring happiness and joy.

With a $75 donation, we can purchase t-shirts for all of our current Senior Buddy program participants so that they can wear them with pride knowing they've helped bridge the preexisting age barriers of our society on a small scale... which will hopefully get the conversation started for others which will in turn inspire less ageism and isolation!

With a $100 donation, you'll enable us to drastically increase our impact by improving our online presence and giving us the chance to finally do a long-overdue "re-vamping" of our social media platforms.

With a $250+ donation, we will finally be able to launch a secret project we've been working on for nearly a year! It's something we're really passionate about, and we promise that it will be more impactful and significant than anything we've ever done before! (Side Note: If you make a contribution of this amount, you'll also be the FIRST one to know what it is that we've been working on, and you'll also receive a signed copy of it... yay)!

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