Love For the Elderly: Teen Boy Sends Letters to Seniors

Love For the Elderly: Teen Boy Sends Letters to Seniors

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13-year old Jacob Cramer wants to cheer up lonely elderly people and he’s chosen an old-fashioned way of doing it. He is writing letters.

Since July 2013, Jacob has recruited friends, and even organizations, to help compose personal letters for delivery to senior centers. So far, strangers have reached out in friendship from all over the world; some close to the Cleveland suburbs where the effort began and some as far away as Europe and Asia.

The enthusiastic response for his nonprofit group, Love For The Elderly, inspired him to launch a website and social media campaign to spur more letter writing.

”So many elderly citizens in our nation have no one to care for them, no one to look after them, no one to love them,” says Jacob. “We are here to change that.”

To help out, you can send a letter or card to the postal address below. They also have an online submission form. (Use this when writing from another country.) If mailing your own personal card or letter, please make your handwriting legible so the seniors can read it. Typing is a good option too.
Send to:
Love For The Elderly
42 Pepper Creek Dr.
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

(LEARN more at lovefortheelderly.cf)

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