Senior Citizens

Murals with a Message

Did You Know? Painting a mural is a great way to beautify your community and send a message about an issue you care about at the same time. Decide on a theme or issue, plan how to represent it, and use your creativity to brighten places in your community - you might choose a school, nursing home, homeless shelter, etc.Read more

Make Every Vote Count

There are over 44.7 million senior citizens in the US and their opinions matter, especially on issues that affect them, like Social Security and Medicare. Organize your friends or family and help register seniors in your community to vote for important issues that directly impact them...Read more

Building Bridges

Bring diverse groups of youth together to create care packages for people in need in your community, such as kids who are homeless, in foster care or recent immigrants. Download our pdf to save a copy of this project!Read more

Sending Love

When people are going through hard times, it helps a lot to get messages of love and support. If you have seen on the news that there are people who are sad or need help, you can use this project to show you care.Read more

22 Ways to Brighten a Senior Citizen's Day

Kids and teen don't have to hold a rally or fundraiser to make a difference (though it's certainly not a bad idea!). Simple interactions can change a senior citizens' day and make a lasting impact on youth. Let's connect youth to wisdom and important mentors they'll remember for life by encouraging them to act on one of these 22 ideas! Challenge the kids and teens in your community to: 1. Ask a senior to teach them how to cook a favorite recipe...Read more

JOIN HANDS DAY

Participate in National JOIN HANDS DAY on the first Saturday of May. This national day of service brings youth and adults together to plan, organize and implement community projects. These intergenerational projects build relationships that create confidence, trust and respect for people of all ages. To celebrate this day of service, bring together your friends and family to hold a community yard sale. Donate the proceeds to a worthy cause of...Read more

Do the Senior Shuffle!

Did you know that 1 in 5 seniors are clinically depressed? Older adults who exercise have better physical health and experience less anxiety and depression. However, by age 75 about 1 in 3 senior citizens do not get any physical activity. What can you do? Organize a dance at your local senior center! Boost everyone's mood by playing fun music and busting a move. All you need is people, a playlist, and a place to party!Read more

22 Ways to Brighten a Senior Citizen's Day

Your kids and teen don't have to hold a rally or fundraiser to make a difference (though it's certainly not a bad idea!). Simple interactions can change a senior citizens' day and make a lasting impact on youth. Let's connect children to wisdom and important mentors they'll remember for life by encouraging them to act on one of these 22 ideas! Challenge the kids and teens in your family to: 1. Ask a senior to teach them how to cook a favorite...Read more
Valentine's Day service projects for kids

Valentine's Day Care Cards

Spread the love in your community this Valentine's Day! Help people in your area have a cheerful holiday by creating caring cards for local seniors, veterans, first responders, or kids and families at a nearby homeless shelter. If you're interested in providing other kids with the resources they need to make cards for their loved ones, get instructions for our Be My Valentine Kits project here.Read more
Be My Valentine Kits - service projects for kids

Be My Valentine Kits

This year, help others make cards for those their loved ones! Make Be My Valentine Kits to provide other kids with the resources they need to make cards to give away. Help empower kids in need to spread the love to the cared ones in their lives by providing craft materials and instructions. Follow the instructions below! If you'd like to make cards yourself to give away, get instructions for our Valentine's Day Care Cards project here.Read more

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