Teens Can Brighten Someone's Day in This Simple Way

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 4.12.27 PMKnow any teens looking to spread the love this Valentine's Day? Thanks to DoSomething.org, there's a simple way to make a big difference—all they need are arts and crafts supplies! Using paper, markers, and glitter, teens can make valentines for senior citizens through the Love Letters campaign. DoSomething.org is teaming up with the AARP Foundation's Mentor Up program to deliver Valentine's Day cards to home-bound senior citizens.Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 4.36.53 PM

The campaign runs until Feb. 15—so it's not too late to sign up! Encourage any teens you know to grab some scissors and get involved. Details are available at DoSomething.org/loveletters.

Not only will they brighten someone's day, but participants are eligible to win a $10,000 scholarship—so basically it's a win-win! All of the cards will be distributed through the Meals on Wheels Association of America, which serves 2.5 million seniors.

With last year's Love Letters campaign, DoSomething.org successfully collected more than 250,000 valentines. Naomi Hirabayashi, the site's CMO, says,

By combining social change with things that young people love like Valentine’s Day and crafts, young people are able to make a huge impact and use their skills.

To learn more about the campaign, check out the video below! China Anne McClain, an actress and singer from Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm, explains how to get involved.

Did you know DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change? They have 3 million members supporting causes they care about. Check out their site for easy and effective ways to get involved!