Pennsylvania teen’s nonprofit connects with seniors

Hita Gupta knew at an early age that she had a special connection with the elderly. She and her 10-year-old brother, Divit, have always had a close relationship with their grandparents. Their closeness is what inspired her to find opportunities to connect with older generations.  

“I knew that I could help, and I wanted to find a way to interact with seniors,” she says.

Now, at the age of 15, Gupta is running her own nonprofit that is bringing encouragement and hope to residents in long term care facilities. Brighten A Day has reached thousands of seniors in the United States through cards, video messages, and care packages. Her goal is simple: to lift the spirits of seniors and remind them that they are not alone.