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AARP Random Acts of Kindness ~ $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {US | Ends 12/05}

by Heather

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

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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.

Info & Resources

  • Learn more about Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers
  • The ask is simple—identify someone in your life or in your community who is serving as a caregiver and do something nice for them. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, just a small gesture that makes a caregiver’s life a little easier.
  • In addition to the giveaway below, the AARP is also asking that participants share their story with them. If you submit a 150 word or less summary of how you made a caregiver feel special and photo, you’ll be entered to win a cash prize from their $10,000 pot. There are weekly winners, and their contest runs through March 15, 2016.

Watch This Video!

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 Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon 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: Blog­gin’ 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.

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12 comments

Emily N. November 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm
Yes, I am familiar with the AARP. I myself have been a caregiver so the random acts of kindness I do for other caregivers are often just being a listening and supporting friend since I can empathize with them.
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Kristen November 25, 2015 - 12:51 am
I am familiar with AARP. A month or so ago I went grocery shopping and delivered the goods to a friend who is a caregiver because it's hard for her to get out.
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bunny butt November 25, 2015 - 7:06 pm
I am familiar with the AARP, and making fudge for my grandmother's caregiver
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Jake Payne November 25, 2015 - 10:38 pm
I'm pretty familiar with the AARP, as they've been sending me letters to join for years now (I'm in my low 40s, lol). Where I live there are several caregivers. I've carried packages, done work to one's car, and (pro bono) computer work. I know they have their hands full with their clients so it makes me feel good to help them a little.
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William Lilley November 27, 2015 - 8:02 pm
my wife is a caregiver. she works so hard. i thank her every day.
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Linda Manns Linneman November 28, 2015 - 9:37 am
This is such a great idea. There are so many unpaid care givers out there and I think the number will be growing with the boomers getting older. I will check this out. Thank you so much for sharing
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Rona BerryMorin November 29, 2015 - 8:41 pm
Yes, I'm familiar with AARP. We receive their advertisements now that we're over 50. I living with chronic illnesses for 15 years. My husband is my caregiver. I always tell him how thankful I am but I also like to do something nice for him. Recently I purchased him a new smart phone as a surprise.
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Lisa November 29, 2015 - 8:57 pm
Yes I am aware of AARP. I shop every week for a caregiver.
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Amanda Lindsay Shearouse November 30, 2015 - 7:25 pm
Yes, I am familiar with AARP. My Mother In Law is a caregiver. I try to do kind things for her as often as possible.
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Stephanie November 30, 2015 - 11:50 pm
I'm very familiar with AARP. We help my neighbor, who's caring for her husband, as often as we can.
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Elizabeth B. December 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
I do know AARP :) I am a caregiver to not only 2 seniors but 2 disabled children, RAOC are amazing, received one yesterday, someone held the door open for me ^_^ Last weekend I made dinner for 2 different families and delivered it. :)
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Dawn Monzu December 5, 2015 - 10:10 am
Well, first I do know about AARP. I used to be a caregiver, but I am not right now. Although, I think EVERY Mom is a caregiver...so I guess I still am one! Seriously though, I try and help my Mom as much as I can! God bless and Happy Holidays everyone!
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