Lucy Hale made an appearance at Duracell’s Power Holiday Smiles event at P.S. 64 in New York City on Tuesday (November 20). The actress presented brand new toys by Toys For Tots to 100 joyful students.
She wrote on her Twitter page: “Had a great time today surprising amazing kids w/cool gifts powered by @Duracell. Let’s keep em goin! #PowerSmiles”
The Pretty Little Liars star spoke to Wetpaint.com about how she became involved with Duracell’s Power Up campaign.
She explained, “I think everyone at some point in their life is searching for some way to give back. I’ve been so blessed with so much and I’ve been given a lot of opportunities, and this one just really spoke to me and I absolutely had to be a part of it. I was lucky enough to have a great holiday season and to be given gifts when I was growing up, and I know that a lot of people aren’t financially put in that position. I think, as a kid, there’s nothing worse than having to wake up with nothing to show for it, so I wanted to just be a voice for this, and inspire a lot of people to get involved.”
“Basically it’s a sweepstakes, and it’s really easy, it’s really simple. It’s not like you have to really go out of your way to do it. You sign on to their Facebook page, which is facebook.com/Duracell, and you enter the sweepstakes, and for every entry, they donate a battery to Toys For Tots to power up the toys that you saw today to give to the kids.”