AARP Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway

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AARP Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway

We are sharing this post as part of a Bloggin’ Mamas Social Good Campaign, and were not compensated for doing so.

Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the Ad Council and the AARP & helping to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign. November is National Family Caregivers month, and the Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Many caregivers are boomer women, often sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their own kids.

A popular misconception is that caregivers are paid medical professionals, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help, when in reality, most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time. For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, but gradually expands over time, until it becomes a major commitment in their lives.

This month, they kicked off a program designed to encourage all Americans to perform an unexpected ‘Random Act of Kindness’ for a caregiver. By starting this nationwide movement, they’ll raise awareness of caregiving and caregivers while at the same time reaching caregivers directly—helping to alleviate some of their daily stresses and reward them for their ongoing support.

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Almost three in ten people who are caring for someone say their life has changed with caregiving, oftentimes for the negative. More than one in five say their weight, their exercise, or their social life has/have suffered. Emotionally, one in five say they are generally unhappier and one in three say they feel sad or depressed. That’s why AARP created a community where caregivers can connect with experts and other caregivers and can find information and tools to take even better care of the person who once took care of them.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win¬ner will Win a $100 Ama¬zon Giftcard!

Giveaway begins November 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends December 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US residents age 18 and older. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. See Giveaway Tools widget below for full terms & conditions.

 

Disclosure: Blog¬gin’ Mamas is hosting this giveaway and coordinating prize fulfillment. Element Associates, The Ad Council and the AARP are in no way responsible for the giveaway, and only provided the above content to be distributed in the form of a PSA.

AARP Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway

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34 Comments
  1. I am familiar with AARP. The only acts of kindness I have performed for a caregiver were for my sister when she was caring for my mother. I wasn’t able to do a lot since we lived quite a distance apart but I did did provide as much moral support as I could

  2. I am familiar with AARP, I am a member! I love holding the door entering or exiting a store for either a man or a woman. Always a nice gesture

  3. Yes, I’m familiar with AARP. My Dad took care of my Mom when she was bedridden for almost 5 years. I often would bring meals to him and my Mom or I would do their shopping for them.

  4. I am familiar with AARP. I work with someone who is a caregiver, she sits with her grandmother everynight and on weekends while still working a full time job during the week. I try to always listen too her and offer words of encouragement. Sometimes listening and being understanding is what people need!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  5. Yes, I am familiar with the AARP. I don’t know any caregivers, but if I did, I’d give them a nice bonus for their hard work. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. i dont know any caregivers, but i donated to a church fundraiser this past weekend, even though i couldnt really afford to.

  7. I am somewhat familiar with AARP. I’ve been a caregiver and this is a wonderful idea. I’ve helped other caregivers with advice that has saved me, hugs and a shoulder
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  8. I shared this summer’s tomatoes from our garden with a friend who is caretaker for his wife.
    They love tomatoes and were thrilled with them!
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  9. I am familiar with AARP as my mom has it I believe. We like to take meals and groceries to caregivers in our church. Its a big deal to help others. Thank you

  10. I am familiar with AARP. I regularly do random acts of kindness, mostly for complete strangers, so it is possible one of them is a caregiver.

  11. I’m familiar with AARP. Today I gave up my seat in the front of the waiting room at the doctor’s office to an elderly lady and her granddaughter – it’s not much, but I think they appreciated it.

  12. I am familiar with AARP but I I don’t know of any caregivers so I don;t know if my acts of kindness have affected any of them.

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