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 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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  • Sandy Klocinski

    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

  • agordon10

    I am familiar with them AARP. I have done RAOK, but not for a caregiver.

  • James Nickerson

    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

  • Sandra

    I am familiar with AARP. The last time I did a RAOK for a caregiver was a week ago when I took one out to dinner.

  • margaretsmith

    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.

  • Yes, I know AARP. I took a neighbor to her surgery, waited, then drove her home.

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    The person in front of me did not have enough money for her groceries and I gave her the difference.

  • ron s

    I am familiar with them AARP. Kindness everyday at work!

  • michelle garrity

    being 57 I am familiar with AARP. I volunteer for Meals on Wheels

  • msrodeobrat

    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

  • cynthiac

    I am familiar with AARP. I don’t know any caregivers personally but appreciate all they do.

  • Dani H

    I bought a cell phone for my late mother’s caregiver.

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  • GussyKnotts

    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!

  • Yes familiar with AARP. Bought a lunch for a caregiver, which she needed that time. They’re busy people.

  • nickie burke

    I am familiar with them AARP. I try to be kind to everyone

  • jules mcnubbin

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

  • sksweeps

    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

  • Eg Kaufman

    I am not familiar with AARP. I used to bring lunch for the caregivers for my grandparents.

  • dglitter

    I am familiar with AARP, as I am a member. I have never done a random act of kindness for a caregiver.

  • buzzd

    I am familiar with AARP. I have helped my mom take care of grandmom

  • kyl neusch

    not familiar with aarp

  • jalapenomama

    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

  • Brittney House

    I have heard of AARP. I let my grandmother’s caretaker live with us rent free for a couple months.

  • tatertot374

    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

  • carogonza

    I am a member of AARP. I did a random act of kindness last week

  • sexybrat

    I am familiar of AARP. I am about to do a random act of kindness.

  • I am familiar with AARP. I love performing random acts of kindness, but I don’t really know any caregivers at the moment.

  • krdevaney

    I am familiar with AARP, and I do sometimes do random acts of kindness, but I don’t really know any caregivers.

  • Catherine R

    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.

  • Angela saver

    I am familiar with AARP! I have provided meals for caregivers & also helped my mom care for my grandma!

  • Kate F.

    I’m somewhat familiar with AARP. I don’t actually know any caretakers right now.

  • Tiffany Speegle

    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.

  • I am familiar with AARP, and we gave my father in law’s hospice care worker a nice bonus after he passed.

  • Betty Curran

    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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