Letters of Encouragement

Letters of Encouragement

“…During this time of need, many seniors are not able to have family members visit them. So the cards I made are to brighten their day. While finding quotes online, I came across some that made me smile! These quotes made me realize how important it is to be happy and have good mental health." 

Jocelyn & Alyssa
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

A Hug for Nursing Home Residents

Teens, please share your letters, poems, drawings and stories of encouragement with senior residents at local Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities who have been affected by COVID 19.

Earn up to 4 community service hours toward your graduation (or just because you want to make someone smile).

We paused our Encouragement Project effective May 2021. Thank you for all those who participated in this awesome project!

Our Community Service Intern, Sophia F. designed and launched her Gifts for Seniors project in December 2021 for MLK Day Service which provided gifts to seniors at three local assisted living facilities. Learn more about how Sophia launched her own project…

Virtual Gallery Showcase

Special thanks to the Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes grant for supporting our youth in our Encouragement Project. We received over 900 submissions from tweens & teens. Select submissions have been highlighted in our Virtual Gallery. Revisit to view new collections and submissions! (Youth Service America sponsors listed below)