WAYNE, NJ – Brian Schwartz, from Wayne, New Jersey was laid off in June 2020 from his advertising job in New York City due to the COVID-19 shut down. Instead of worrying about himself, Schwartz began mowing laws for 65 and over senior citizens in North Jersey, for free. It started with a LinkedIn post, offering free lawn cuts to senior citizens.
“Recently laid off. Trying something new! Offering FREE Lawn Mowing for Local Elderly Neighbors 60+ & Underprivileged Communities (North NJ) Visit & share my site IWantToMowYourLawn.com https://lnkd.in/e7NWZC8,” he posted, not at all ashamed to let people know he also wanted to draw attention to himself to prospective new employers.
“With a moonshot vision to scale beyond just one small area of the country — through the help of advisors, volunteers & other network partners,” he said it took off. “With all going on in the world, it’s the least I could do for our elderly neighbors. I love grandparents. I miss mine. Feels good to help out…Also looking to help disabled veterans. I believe that putting some good out into the universe, it all comes back.”
His page is one part community service and one part resume. You can go to his page and look for a free cut or delve through his experience as a digital marketing consultant. You can book an appointment for a free lawn cut, directly on his Facebook page. He’s now been featured on Fox News, CBS and CNN for his volunteer efforts.