Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 30, 2011

Tags: Write!, Thank you

Support A Soldier

Even if don't know anyone serving in the military you can send a letter that will be distributed to soldiers longing for a word from home. lists military members serving overseas who are willing to accept mail and distribute it to troops who don't have family.

December 3, 2011

Tags: Write!

Send A Card To Someone Who's Sick

A child who's sick would love to get a card from you. To find out more, go here.

November 26, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write To The President

What would you like to tell the president? You can write or email him at this address:

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500


November 20, 2011

Tags: Write!

Speak Out!

Has a news event ever made you mad? Has crime ever made you afraid? Has a sports hero ever made you proud? Why not tell your community how you feel?

Write a letter to your local newspaper. Explain how the news event made you feel. End your letter with your name, your age, and your phone number.

Mail it to the editor of your local paper.

October 15, 2011

Tags: Peace, Write!

Write An Email For Peace

Would you like the world to be a more peaceful place? Email your Representative and tell him or her what you think. To find your Rep's email address, go here.

July 20, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write About Peace

Write a poem about peace and what it means to you. Share it with someone.

June 2, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Help Cut Down On Packaging

Sometimes companies put their email addresses on their products. If a company is using too much packaging, write to the company and ask that less packaging be used.

May 28, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write Letters

Write a letter for the environment. The people who are destroying our environment have names and addresses. To learn more about how you can stop them, go here.

March 17, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Help Save Whales

Many families in Japan eat whale meat. Whales are incredible animals that need our help to survive. Write to the Japanese Embassy, 2520 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20008 to explain why whales need our protection.

March 9, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Speak For Wild Animals

Write to your senator, representative, or President Obama. Their email and snail mail address are listed under the "Write!" Tag (to the left). You can also draw a picture of your favorite animal or name animals that you especially like. Put your name and age on the picture. Here's a sample letter:

"Wild animals need clean air and water. Wild animals need a place to live. Please help protect the wild animals that are endangered. Thank you!"

March 7, 2011

Tags: Speak out, Write!

Express Your Opinion

PBS has a page on its website where a child can express an opinion about health, schools, and the Earth. If you have an opinion to express, go here.

February 26, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write To Congress

Did you know that someone in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. represents you? Think of an issue thatís important to you and tell your Representative. Hereís a sample letter to get you started:

(Name of Representative)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congressman ___________:

My name is Jason and I am in the third grade. Weíre studying the ocean and Iím very concerned about (whales, polar bears, dolphins, etc.) Too much trash is being dumped into the oceans and itís hurting everyone. People and animals need a clean environment. Please write and tell me what youíre doing to solve this problem.


(Your name

You can find the name of your Representative here.

February 16, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write To Your Senator

Every state has two senators who help make laws for all United States citizens. Write to your senator and express your opinion about something of importance to you. You can find the name of your senator and his/her email address here.

February 5, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Thank you, Write!

Send A Card

Has someone in your life done something nice for you? Every week, send an electronic card to someone special. People appreciate knowing that you're thinking about them.

January 6, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write To The World Bank

The World Bank offers loans, advice, and other services to developing countries. Write to the President of the World Bank and ask him to stop financing projects which damage rainforests, using methods like clear-cutting--a way of cutting down trees that destroys entire forests.

World Bank - President
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433

January 1, 2011

Tags: Write!, Open up, Friends and family

Happy New Year!

It's a new year and time for a new attitude. How about keeping a giving journal. Each day, write down something that you've done for someone else. You might start by making a phone call to someone you've lost touch with just to wish them a Happy New Year.