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Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Wood County Older Adults…..

DoSomething.org and Meals on Wheels America join forces for third annual Love Letters campaign

Bowling Green, OH (February 3, 2016) – For the third year in a row, Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will be participating in Meals on Wheels America’s Love Letters campaign in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Tens of thousands of youth volunteers nation-wide are busy creating hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards for older homebound individuals. DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America for the third annual Love Letters campaign.

The letters will be sent out to older homebound individuals in Wood County who receive home-delivered meals through WCCOA on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12.

The campaign is designed to make the homebound individuals feel special, knowing that someone is thinking about them on Valentine’s Day.

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The popular campaign, encouraging young people to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults this holiday season, runs through February 15, 2016 and cards will be included in meal deliveries to Meals on Wheels clients across the country. Young people who sign up at DoSomething.org/loveletters and report back with a photo will be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Love Letters is one of DoSomething.org’s most popular campaigns because young people get to use their creativity to help brighten older adults’ day during a peak time of isolation and depression,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org.

Since 2014, nearly one million cards were distributed through Meals on Wheels America’s network, which serves nearly 2.5 million homebound seniors each year. The support of the volunteers and meals this network provides is critical to helping them maintain enough independence to stay in their own homes.

About Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

About DoSomething.org
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest global orgs for young people and social change, our 4.8 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop

 About Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

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