Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Freshman In High School Shares His Love With the Older Generations


--by jacobecramer, posted Sep 19, 2021
Hi, my name is Jacob Cramer. I am a freshman at Orange High School. In 2013, I founded an organization called Love For The Elderly.
 
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 heart 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.

My passion for writing led me to create an organization, where people from all across the globe send anonymous letters filled with kindness and joy, from Iceland, Romania, Finland, Australia, and more. 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. This gesture of kindness has been very beneficial to my organization, and I could not be more appreciative.

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.
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Readers Comments

Linda M Murphy wrote: Where would one find out how to participate? Also, what about submitting a name? Thank you so much. You are amazing young man.
Rajni wrote: Your love for elderly people shines. You are doing a wonderful job. May others get inspired to follow suit. You dearly deserved the gift of $100 from kindspring. Thanks for sharing.
Jimbo46 wrote: Jacob, thank you for the wonderful idea and action in bringing love and compassion to the elderly! You make god smile! Jimbo
MariaZ wrote: Brilliantttttttttttttttttt :) :) :)
pluto178 wrote: That Z should be an X what a different story it tells love or Zzzzzz asleep. lol x
wavingatyou wrote: It's a grand wonderful thing you're doing! People are such wonderful stories. Thank you :)
pluto178 wrote: There is never a dull life story it can always be brought to life and everyone wants to hear it. There is often something amazing about someone in a nursing home that you never knew and now you look at them in admiration. We all have something is us worth admiring. Well done. z
brindlegirl wrote: Jacob. You deserve every dollar and more. Love for the eldery. Off to write a few more cards and letters now and perhaps get my creative jingle on and do a colour or two. I know my 2 year old would be happy to help out xox

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