It is no lie that, since the health contingency generated by Covid-19 began, thousands of people around the world have been unemployed. Some of them are fortunate to have some savings that allow them to continue their day to day.
This is the case of Brian Schwartz, a 39-year-old man who lives in New Jersey, United States, and before the pandemic, he was a digital advertising executive, but from one day to the next, he no longer had a job, and now he spent all the day at home, not much to do and trying to kill time.
He came up with a great idea
Since he lost his job, Brian had too much free time, and although he knew that his situation was privileged, since he had food, a place to sleep, and his relatives were well, he was aware that not all people have these comforts, especially older adults.
So that was what inspired him to find some way to help them, perhaps not financially, but by giving them some peace and support in activities that they could not do at home, like taking care of their gardens.
“I want to mow the lawn”
Schwartz knew that one of the things that grandparents love the most is nature and taking care of their family gardens, and since it is obvious that they could not leave their homes to take care of them, he decided that he would.
He first created a page on Facebook called “I want to cut the lawn,” where he reported what his service consisted of and reported that it would be free, so all he needed to know was the address and specifications to be made.
The grandparents love it and are infinitely grateful
Little by little, his initiative began to grow. Day by day, Brian drove to the appropriate address, did the necessary gardening work, and, despite the fact that it is a non-profit activity, many elderly people thank him for giving some tips and gifts.
Brian hopes that his project will grow so that he can help many more people who cannot carry out some activities abroad.