AARP has just launched an interesting campaign that rewards “random acts of kindness” aimed at reducing the burden on caregivers. You're encouraged to send AARP a short description of your “act of kindness” in no less than 150 words. Describe how it made the caregiver feel special and appreciated, and include a photo. The top 12 submissions (judged on the most original, creative, and impactful) will share a $10,000 reward!
I know what you're thinking… Why not give this money to the caregivers? Truth is I wondered this myself until I came to realize that the greatest reward a caregiver can receive is recognition of the great sacrifice they make on a daily basis AND for someone to make their day, week, or month a little brighter with a random act of kindness. This is a reward beyond words.
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We can't wait to hear about the impact your kindness has on your caregiving friends and/or family members. And to all of you caregivers out there… We thank you!