What a selfless act — the anonymous gift. We have supporters here at Parsons House who prefer to stay anonymous and truly anonymous — no mention of their names anywhere, not in our newsletters, not on the walls of Parsons House or plaques. What a powerful way to embrace the Parsons House senior living community!

And even if someone’s name is known, many of the gifts made through their work are truly anonymous. Examples abound and we were reminded of that earlier this week. An anonymous donor dropped off 156 Easter surprises for our residents. Our residents may never meet the anonymous Easter bunny who is making a difference in the life of our residents. Gifts like these are a constant source of joy and happiness which uplifts not only our resident but their family members too.

The concept of “random acts of kindness” is one of those anonymous gestures. All of us have heard about the donors who play “Santa Claus” over the holidays, giving out random gifts at senior living communities but this week was different. The anonymous Easter bunny helped uplifted our spirits just in time for Easter.

On behalf of everyone at Parsons House, we would like to extend our thanks. We’re grateful for the thought and generosity.