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Social Media connects teens and seniors through Valentines
Meals On Wheels West is thrilled by the enthusiastic response to DoSomething.org campaign encouraging teens to create hand crafted Valentines Cards.
Social Media connects generations through hand-crafted Valentine cards
DoSomething.org and MentorUp.org arespearheading a national Love Letters campaign which has been encouraging teens to create Valentines Cards which will be distributed on Friday to seniors through the Meals On Wheels national network. Meals On Wheels West in Santa Monica received more than 400 beautiful cards filled with personal loving messages from teens throughout the Los Angeles Area. Misham Hashmi from Granada Hills (pictured) said “I participated in Love Letters because I wanted to give back to the community. I always want to contribute to my community, even if it's just to put a smile on people’s faces.”
Chris Baca, Executive Director of Meals On Wheels West added “At MOW West the volunteer delivery program bridges the generations every day. The distribution of Valentines Cards is one more way we reach out to our neighbors. It is wonderful that DoSomething.com is encouraging teens to participate in ‘off line’ activities like connecting to people through crafting beautiful cards. None of the cards were made on the computer they took time and effort and demonstrate real caring and creativity! ”
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us at DoSomething.org.
About Meals On Wheels West
Meals On Wheels West reduces hunger and isolation in Santa Monica and neighboring beach communities of Los Angeles County through the home delivery of 2 ready to eat meals. Volunteers provide needed social contact along with a newspaper, fresh produce donated by farmers and a caring smile and check in. Meals On Wheels West is independently supported by local donors. Learn more at MealsOnWheelsWest.org
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