The 88-Year-Old Woman Knits and Donates Socks And Gloves For Orphans In Russia
November 12, 2018 17:46 By Mambee
This grandma from Tomsk, Russia, knits gloves and socks for children who live in an orphanage. She has been doing this for 12 years now. Apart from being a kind and loving person, she also has a heart-wrenching personal story that gives more meaning to her hobby and altruistic gesture.
Aleksandra Poberezhnikova is 88 years old, her health is weak, and her hands aren’t as steady as before. However, that does not stop her from creating these hand-made presents for kids who have no families.
When she was 11, her parents passed and she had to work hard to earn her living. The authorities took her youngest brother and sister to an orphanage and she could not visit them as often as she wanted. Her own grandson came to experience the same ordeal, and it was while visiting him that Aleksandra was inspired to start knitting things for kids.
She has 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren of her own, yet, she loves to come to kids who are deprived of family love. Each time she stops by for a visit, she can’t hold back the tears.
The little residents of the orphanage always welcome her with open arms. The woman says work is the meaning of life, and she won’t give up knitting until she gets blind.
Her kind heart and dedication deserve the biggest praise! Aleksandra Poberezhnikova claims she needs to be occupied with something, and making those warm presents for the orphans fills her heart with joy. Needless to say, the love that kids receive along with the gloves and socks is enormous.
This woman is proof that even one person can make a difference. We need more people like her in the world.