Lori’s Hands is a volunteer student organization that connects energetic college students with elderly or chronically ill members of the community. Volunteers help their clients with housecleaning, grocery shopping, yard work, and other tasks.
Lori LaFave was an extraordinary mother whose active commitment to her community, and the elderly in particular, impacted and inspired those lucky enough to know her. She died in 2003 after an eight-year battle with breast cancer, but her compassion endures through Lori’s Hands.
Her daughter Sarah founded the organization in her memory at the University of Delaware in 2009. Lori’s Hands volunteers serve elderly individuals and families affected by chronic illness. They assist their clients with housecleaning, yard work, grocery shopping and other activities of daily living. The organization connects energetic college students with local residents, fostering a positive cross-generational relationship between the campus and the surrounding community.