Love For The Elderly, By Jacob Cramer

Posted by Bela Shah on Oct 22, 2014
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Love for the Elderly, by Jacob Cramer (Kindness Contest Winner)

So many elderly people have no one to care for them, no one to look after them, no one to love them. When I say this, I am talking about pure, genuine love. Unconditional love that exemplifies the ideals of kindness and devotion no matter what the circumstances may be. The elderly have paved the pathway of success for my generation. They deserve to be shown appreciation and kindness, but are often neglected. I am sure all of you have someone in your hearts who has been at a nursing home or living facility. Think of them while I say this: they deserve the best, and nothing but the best. The elderly are such a phenomenal group of people, and their radiating wisdom can most definitely be learned from. This idea of appreciating the elderly reverberated inside my head, until finally, I decided it was time to step up and make a difference.

Hi, my name is Jacob Cramer. I am a freshman at Orange High School, and in 2013, I founded an organization called Love For The Elderly. My passion for writing led me to create this organization, where people from all across the globe send anonymous letters filled with kindness and joy; Iceland, Romania, Finland, Australia; you name it! I then send these letters to senior centers, nursing homes, and retirement communities located all across the country. To this date, I have collected over 1,000 letters, and the response I have received from these facilities has been truly unbelievable.

This past month, I had the opportunity to receive $100 from KindSpring through their monthly kindness contest to help my organization. This money has been of great help. We do not receive much funding, and so it helped to pay for many costs, including postage and envelopes, among other things. This gesture of kindness has been very beneficial to my organization, and I could not be more gracious. Thank you so much to KindSpring for this amazing opportunity! It is greatly appreciated! If any of you would like to get involved in my organization, please visit lovefortheelderly.org . Thanks! :D 

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