Bridgit Mendler, known for her Disney Channel show "Good Luck Charlie" and her hit song "Ready or Not," is spreading the word about Save the Children's #BabySitIn volunteer campaign. It starts Mother's Day, May 11, and ends Father's Day, June 15. It is an easy way for teens and parents to help babies and toddlers in need around the world by doing something they normally do.
How it works:
- Teens volunteer their babysitting time to a family with young children.
- Parents go on a date night or an afternoon excursion and leave the kids with the babysitter.
- Instead of paying the babysitter, parents make a donation to Save the Children in the sitter's name.
- Donations will be used by Save the Children to help children around the world.
"I am so excited to launch the #BabySitIn campaign with Save the Children, especially because it empowers kids to change the world by helping other kids," artist ambassador Bridgit says. "It's an easy way for kids to help little ones everywhere get a healthy start and an opportunity to learn just by doing something they do most weekends anyway."
Save the Children is an independent organization for children in need. Its programs work to improve the health, education and economic opportunities for kids in 120 countries, including the United States. The group also assists after crises to help children cope with the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.