Riley Morris, a ten-year-old from Duncan B.C., is raising money so that he can distribute bird feeders to seniors in his community, including those who live in long-term care and hospice.
The Drinkwater Elementary student is in the school’s Inquisitive Design and Technology program and hopes that the birdfeeders will make seniors a little happier, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There are two benefits to my project,” explains the industrious ten-year-old.
“The first is that it can help seniors’ mental health. Seniors can suffer from loneliness and isolation, especially now during Covid-19. Providing them with a bird feeder to put up outside their window will give them something to look forward to on a daily basis, to see the different birds that will come and visit. Watching and listening to birds can be very calming and enjoyable. The second benefit is that it will also help the birds, especially in the winter, because there is a shortage of food for them,” says Riley.
To donate to Riley’s GoFundMe campaign click here.