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Brighten Someone's Day Campaign

Senior Couple

we lift the spirits of those in need of cheer

We are a 100% non profit initiative that is run by a crew of volunteers. At Brighten Someone's Day, our mission is to lift the spirits of those in need of cheer by sending them love, hope, and joy through letters, legacy videos, craft packages, device donations, and more.

Since our launch in 2017, the Brighten Someone's Day Campaign team, lead by Tara and Katharine (Kate) Druzina,  have  been working hard to bring smiles to those residents living in retirement homes and long term care facilities. There is always more that can be done. 

See how you can become part of the difference. 

our initiatives

 "You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

When it comes to making a positive change, the Brighten Someone's Day Campaign provides a variety of programs to cheer up those seniors living in retirement homes, long term care facilities and alone at home. 

Girl at School

writing program

Making uplifting cards and writing cheerful letters to spread smiles.

Imagine going days or weeks without hearing from another person. One in four older adults experiences social isolation.  

We change that!

Our volunteers make uplifting cards and write cheerful letters to brighten their day.

Meaningful connections are made that help stop loneliness.  

Craft Supplies

craft kits

Craft ideas for seniors

Crafting is an activity enjoyed by the young, the old, and everyone in between.  When you create, your whole self is showing up for the moment.

​We help seniors stay creatively engaged in life!

Because of the generous support of our donors we are able to create bulk craft kits that are used by Recreational Directors in retirement homes and long term care facilities to help seniors stay healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Happy disabled handicapped senior adult

legacy videos

Creating a legacy for residents of retirement homes and long term care homes through oral history.

Our volunteers conduct a series of recorded interviews from an abundance of predetermined questions. The interviews are edited by a volunteer team of professionals.  When spliced together they create a 30-60 minute life story.

We cannot keep up with the demand and need you to be our next video biographger!


"Please extend our sincere appreciation to those that have taken the time to think of our Upper Canada Lodge residents." 

Program Manager
Upper Canada Lodge, Niagara Region


"Thank you for this. It is greatly appreciated!"

Executive Director
Niagara Long Term Care Residence


"Thank you so much for everything you do for us!"

Programs and Services Manager
Extended Care Unit

get involved

Brighten Someone's Day Campaign is completely volunteer-run. 

We need you!

Below are a few ways in which you can get involved;

  • Making cheerful cards 

  • Writing uplifting letters

  • Video Biographer 

  • Donating a device to help seniors video chat with family

  • Help create craft kits (this can be done from the comfort of your own home, materials are supplied)

It’s easy to sign up – just fill out the form below and we’ll email you information about how to get started.

Or email Tara directly at,

Thanks for submitting!

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