Tell us a little about yourself!
I own a window cleaning company that has been hit hard.
Instead of panicking, however, I've tried to focus on how I can spend my extra time for good. So I've been providing window cleaning for free to people, and I also started going grocery shopping for senior citizens each week with a friend.
That has spread like wildfire and we now have close to 20 people we serve each week.
Tell us about your #MakeWaves project.
Since starting our grocery service we have received plenty of calls from people who live up to an hour away that found out about us from the state department somehow.
I am totally fine giving back with time and love helping out, but I don't have the funds necessary to drive there and back multiple times each week, and to have my friend who does it with me do the same.
This would help cover gas so that I can continue providing this service to people who don't have anyone else to do it for them and don't have the funds to hire anyone since many are in low-income, subsidized housing.
We have a Facebook group called Shopping for Seniors if you want to check us out.
Who / What inspired you?
Grocery shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised.
I saw an Instagram story about how a girl was approached in a parking lot by an elderly couple who were crying because they were too scared to go in themselves. She took their list and got everything for them and then posted about how there are those opportunities when we look for them.
That hit me hard, and so my friend and I decided we wanted to actively look for ways to do that, instead of hoping to stumble upon it. If you have any other questions please feel free to email me or join the FB group or whatever, because I'd be happy to give more details.
Honestly, it would mean so much if we did happen to get this, because we've been overwhelmed by calls the past two weeks and haven't found any trustworthy volunteers who are willing to pay for gas and an extra two hours of time, so this would give us another way to help out.