As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, many older adults face increased isolation and are at risk of depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. Although technology has allowed many to connect in new and creative ways, for those without access or the comfort of using these devices, the last seven months have been particularly challenging.
KYC’s Home Delivered Meals Program has experienced record-breaking growth in that time, serving hundreds of meals each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to seniors throughout Schaumburg and Elk Grove Townships. With each delivery, a friendly volunteer checks in on each senior, ensuring their safety and health.
Recognizing the isolation too many seniors face, Robert Kosciuk gathered a group of more than 30 Motorola Solutions volunteers to create Kindness Crates — boxes packed full with sweet treats, hand-made artwork, messages of friendship, stationary, crossword puzzles, lotions, and more.
“We wanted to do something that spread some support and kindness to local older adults” said Robert. “We hope these boxes put a smile on their faces and help them know that we’re thinking of them even if we can’t be in the same place.”
Together, the team packed more than 75 care packages for older adults, each lovingly packed by a Motorola Solutions friend these seniors would never get to meet.
In addition to all their work, the team raised more than $3,000 for the Home Delivered Meals Program, funding more than 600 meals to older adults in need.
KYC is proud to honor and recognize Robert and our friends at Motorola Solutions for their incredible kindness and support. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is deeply felt. On behalf of the many older adults whose days you’ve brightened, THANK YOU.
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