Generations of Love
Mission: Sharing and caring for others with unconditional love, along with spreading the value of giving for generations to come.
Hair was given to Locks of Love - 2+ years of growing.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
To much that is given; much is to be expected!
How it all started:
“Generations of Love” is something that started long ago, and has developed to this point from years of role modeling. Significant people in our lives showed us the ways of sharing and caring for others. Evelyn Wolterman, 96 years old, and our grandma, volunteered for years her talents and God given abilities to others. Grandma Jane is still known today for providing goodies and gifts for the love and care of others. As shared by the youngest of fourteen children, Fr. Eckert stated, “Across generations we are united as one in sisterhood and brotherhood.” Fr. Tom Ward continually told us “God loves you with unconditional love.” The role modeling through the years, and in one’s family, provides a path of uniting others together whether a neighbor, a friend, a new acquaintance, or family member.
If we make our goal to live a
life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a
garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Our organization was created after we realized people appreciated a kind act or deed being done for them. As a mother and daughter team, we brainstormed a variety of ways these kind acts made people smile. It started by baking together in the kitchen, a favorite recipe; banana bread, to share with a new neighbor in our neighborhood. We then launched card making. “Happy Birthday” and “Thank you” cards were created as we spent time together. The cards are placed on the door handles as a means of getting people to send a card and reach out to another person. So many people communicate be emailing, texting, Facebook, etc. that when receiving a card from another person it makes you feel special and want to do it yourself. Also, any type of volunteer service, such as; playing a musical instrument at a local nursing home, taking a meal to a family in need, or volunteering at your local library are just a few ways of caring for others. The journey in this organization has developed in our family now with other family members now fully participating.
Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
-Gretta Brooker Palmer
Generations of Love created:
= Neighbors Involved in Caring for Each other :
|We spend time
together making and stamping cards to give to others.
The cards are placed in plastic sleeves and hung on the doors of people's homes. Those receiving the cards have a card to give to someone else.
|A card can make a difference in someone's life....it touches the soul and makes somone reflect and understand.||Meals, our special homemade banana bread, and goodies bring a touch of our home to theirs. Food always makes a person smile.|
Volunteering ideas.......top ten....ponder and do!:
1. Give a favorite book to someone who might benefit from the topic.
2. Share something you have; it may mean a special snack at lunch, a tool, a piece of clothing, or whatever might make someone else smile.
3. Make a craft and give it to someone.
4. Gather old toys and games and give them to a children’s wing or hospital.
5. Offer your services to someone for free (carpenter, mechanic, plumber, etc.)
6. Send a care package to a missionary or someone in need.
7. Slip an anonymous envelope with money under someone’s door.
8. Commit to giving to others each holiday.
9. Visit seniors in a retirement community or assisted living facility.
10. Call a homeless shelter and ask what their current need is.
Please join us in touching people's lives in a very special manner; let your kind
acts last for Generations of Love!!!
Please join us in touching people's lives in a very special manner; let your kind acts last for Generations of Love!!!