Teen with autism starts T-shirt business to promote kindness while also learning job skills for the future
Kindness is something the world definitely needs more of, and one teen from a town in Georgia obviously thinks so too.
A Georgia girl with autism has her own business to spread kindness across the country. Jordyn Moore’s parents wanted to help her learn job skills before she graduated high school, so the teen now works twice a week packaging and sending T-shirts that say “Be Kind to Everyone.”
“My husband and I worried a lot about what was going to happen when Jordyn aged out of school,” said Jordyn’s mom Jackie Moore. “We wanted her life to have meaning, have a purpose, but she has several struggles because of her autism,” said Moore.
This started as a summer project, but now, just over a year and thousands of shirts later, the Moore’s said Jordyn isn’t stopping anytime soon. “Jordyn’s Summer Shirt Project” is here to stay.
“In this world, we could use a little more kindness spread around, so I think that helped and people just wanted to see Jordyn succeed,” said Jackie. “It’s been amazing.”
“Jordyn’s Summer Shirt Project” has now shipped shirts to all 50 states and has a Facebook page where kindness is shared and positivity is promoted. Jordyn’s mom said this project has truly changed her daughter’s life.
It’s an amazing platform where Jordyn and family can share helpful tips that others, especially ones with disabilities, can learn and grow from. They even posted a video of Jordyn tying her shoe with a new method that finally worked for her after years with no success.
“The confidence she’s gained through it has been amazing,” said Jackie Moore. “Everyone in school knows her. Her teachers come up and ask her about the project. Suddenly people are talking to her about what she’s able to do,” said Moore.
International Kindness Day 2019 is Wednesday, November 13, and Jackie Moore says she hopes you’ll think of Jordyn and do a kind act for someone on that day.
“Think before you react, smile a little bit more,” Moore said. “Kindness can go a long way, and it doesn’t cost a thing.”
Source Fox 5 ATL