$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway #BeKindToCaregivers – ends 12/5

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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Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with Bloggin’ Mamas and a handful of other bloggers for this $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to bring awareness to the AARP and Random Acts of Kindness to caregivers across the U.S. Read on below to find out more and then enter to win this generous giveaway. Good luck.

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 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. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by us, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. I have heard of AARP, but really don’t know too much about them. I don’t know anyone at who is a caregiver.

  2. I have heard of AARP, not a member. I do not know any caregivers at the moment, but do RACs whenever I can.

  3. I have heard of AARP. I am not a member. I am a partial caretaker of my parents. They are OK but they need help in many ways.

  4. Yes, I’m quite familiar with AARP. I’m not a caregiver, but my sister just had neck surgery and I helped her by drying her hair for her after she showered since it’s hard for her to do.

  5. I wasn’t familiar with AARP until I just read about it. I recently sent a care package to a friend who is a caregiver.

  6. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    Yes, I have heard of AARP. When my sister was caring for my mom after her hospital stay, I sent her a gift card to go out to dinner with her husband 🙂

  7. I’ve heard of AARP, but I’m not too familiar with it. Sadly, I do not know any caregivers, I’m a stay at home mom and don’t get out too much 😉

  8. I’m not familiar with AARP, nor do I know any caregivers.

  9. I have heard of AARP, but do not know much about them. I do not know any care givers.

  10. I have seen commericIals for AARP.

  11. Thomas Murphy says:

    I an not familiar with the AARP. My mom is a caregiver for her sister and I took her out to dinner last week.

  12. I think that it is a great idea to take care of caregivers properly. My mother was a nurse, and I worked in a hospital for three years. I know that it is so important the give thanks, and a lot do not.

  13. Im familiar with it. I gave a veteran a few dollars for the bus today.

  14. I have heard of AARP, I was a caregiver for almost 30 years as a nurse, then taking care of my parents.

  15. Eileen Richter says:

    I do know what AARP means. I’m already getting mailings for them. YIKES. Anyway, I am not in much a position to care for others, but I do bake and share in our neighborhood a lot. *used to baking for 6 kids and now down to one!

  16. Diana Vuong says:

    I heard of AARP, but I am not a member. I am not a caregiver, but I do take care of my mother and my son.

  17. I have heard of AARP in a way you could say my wife and I are caregivers we clean houses for a living many of our customers we have had for the 20 years we have been doing this

  18. My daughter is a nurse… and I do things for her all the time!

    When my father was under Hospice care, his nurse was interested in fresh eggs, I just kind of gave her a dozen every week

  19. I have heard of AARP. I am not a member.I am currently a caregiver for my gather who has had a stroke.

  20. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I have heard of AARP, but am not a member. I do not know any caregivers

  21. I have heard of AARP but don’t have it. My mother was a care giver to her mom until she passed. I try to do RAK when and if I’m able to.

  22. Jennifer Reed says:

    I am aware of AARP as a group that helps make life better for senior adults over the age of 50. The last random act of kindness I did was to shovel my neighbors driveway after a snow storm.

  23. I’ve heard of AARP, I understand they start sending you mail when you turn 50. I try to do acts of kindness all the time, so I’m not really sure what qualifies as a random act of kindness.

  24. Jodi Hunter says:

    Yes, I have heard of AARP, I am a caregiver and it is important to give & receive acts of kindness to keep faith in the world.

  25. lissa crane says:

    I am a member of AARP! We take my mothers caregiver out to dinner buy her gifts and treat her as a part of our family! She takes good care of our mother, so really she is in fact an extend member of our family!

  26. I have heard of AAPR, I always try to be kind. Last act of kindness was today when I cleaned the house and mixed the tea LOL

  27. I’m familar with AARP. I try to get groceries when I’m out for my stepmom, who takes care of her mother.

  28. I am familiar with AARP. I usually do something nice for someone on a monthly basis. I donate my time and money to various charities

  29. Yes I am familiar with them. My act of kindness today, without getting into details. Married people may understand. A certain someone isn’t in the dog house.

  30. belinda bell says:

    I know about AARP. I was a caregiver for about 15 years for my mother-in-law. she past away last Dec. We miss her very much.

  31. Birdie Skolfield says:

    Yes I know of AARP my dads care giver was a sweet young lady Ive kept intouch with her & her son my husband got him a job at his company

  32. I am familiar with AARP and love all the good they do for their population! I know a few caregivers that live and care for a family member full time. It is so selfless and such hard work at times and am glad people are talking about it!

  33. Ashley Dionne says:

    Ive heard about AARP but thats about it. My act of kindness is moving my husbands mother and father into our home because their disability check hardly paid their bills (even though he is a veteran). So sad to see people sacrifice but dont see anything in return when they deserve it!

  34. Marcia Goss says:

    Yes, I am familiar with AARP and I am considering joining. I don’t know any caregivers at the moment.

  35. Richard Hicks says:

    I am familiar with them. We have a caregiver for my Grandmother and often help her out.

  36. Terri Irvin says:

    We are members of AARP. I will never forget the caregivers (mother and daughter) who tool care of my mother while she was in hospice. After she passed, we gave them gift cards inside Thank You handwritten letters from the entire family. They were our angels.

  37. I have heard of AARP but we’re not members. I try and help out the caregivers where I work. They do so much for their patients.

  38. Krystal Waters says:

    I’ve heard of AARP but not a member yet, I will be when I’m old enough. I don’t know any caregivers.

  39. Amanda Stovall says:

    I’ve heard of it, but didn’t know many of the details about it until reading this article. Thank you for sharing!!!! 🙂

  40. I’ve heard of AARP but don’t currently know of any caregivers.

  41. Emily Morelli says:

    I am familiar with AARP but I have never needed a caregiver. I do think they are some of the most generis people in the world.

  42. I have a Grand daughter that works in a nursing home, she loves talking to all of her patients. I thank her for all she does, and we bring her little gift baskets to thank her for her hard work.

  43. Rebecca Niehaus says:

    I am familiar with AARP but am not a member. I don’t know any caregivers that I can think of at the moment. If I did, I would make loverocks with my children and give them to the person so they would know how special they are.

  44. I have heard of AARP, many times actually. 🙂 I can’t think of anything specific off the to of my head, but this post is very inspiring, and I’d love to try!

  45. Sherrie K. says:

    I turned 50 last year and joined AARP. In the past, I have gifted caregivers of several members of my family who provided exceptional care.

  46. I am familiar with AARP. I like this post but do not know any caregivers of the elderly.

  47. Chris Mason says:

    No. Probably months ago

  48. Donna Ayscue Johnson says:

    I am a member of AARP and receive their emails with great articles and free stuff. While walking our dog, we found out about neighbors who have family members who need constant care. We were able to give them our phone number, stay with the family member so the caregiver gets a break or to go to an appointment, and encourage them to call us with requests.

  49. Yes, I know a bit about AARP. My mom cooked my grandmas Thanksgiving dinner and I purchased the turkey. I couldn’t help cook, but I wanted to do something.

  50. Judith R. says:

    Yes, my father belonged to AARP. I used to pass on books that I had bought and read to his caregiver.

  51. I am familiar with AARP. My dad was a member and now I’m getting mail. I was the personal caregiver for my dad this year until his passing in August. So, being one made me empathize with my neighbor as her husband was going through what my dad did. So, I would visit with them, take food and offer my assistance if they needed any help.

  52. I am somewhat familiar with aarp but don’t belong to it yet. I don’t think I do random acts of kindness.

  53. I have there of AARP. I am a caregiver

  54. Darla Shannon says:

    I have heard of AARP. I do not know a caregiver.

  55. I have heard of AARP and my grandparents use their services. They always had good things to say about the program.

  56. I’ve heard great things of AARP, but I don’t have it myself. My parents do. I helped the family cook Thanksgiving dinner and took care of all the dishes and clean up afterwards. My way of saying thanks!

  57. Katherine says:

    I am familiar with it yes. And I always try to do random acts of kindness when I come across the need.

  58. We are always trying to give back.

  59. i have heard of aarp, my parents are members, i help my parents who care for my brother with down syndrome, i got them a treat last weekend.

  60. I am a member of AARP I try to do random acts of kindness often the other day I bought the coffee of the person behind me in the drive thru

  61. We made a blanket for one of our respite workers. My son loved doing something nice for her, since she does so many nice things for us! I am not a member of AARP.

  62. laurie murley says:

    I do know about AARP their a great company. I take meals to older people in our community.

  63. Lisa Davis says:

    I am familiar with AARP. I do not personally know any caregivers.

  64. I have heard of AARP. My mom is a full-time caregiver for my younger brother who is physically and mentally handicapped. I often take her food and work on crafts with her since she can’t get out as much as she would like to!

  65. I have heard of AARP, but don’t know too much about them. I don’t know anyone at who is a caregiver.

  66. Tracy DeLoach says:

    My husband & I were the care givers for my mother-in-law, who had dementia. I don’t mind telling you that care giving is a very tough job, especially when you are close to the person. I don’t know any other care workers so I unfortunately I haven’t done a good deed for any. Being at the age I am now I’m starting to learn a lot more about AARP. Thank you for the chance to win such a great giveaway. It will help out with Christmas so much. Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  67. Patrice P. says:

    I am familiar with AARP. I do not know any caregivers, but I always try to be kind and helpful to neighbors and friends.

  68. I am a little bit familiar with AARP but am not a member yet, I don’t know any caregivers but i try to treat everyone with respect.

  69. Yes, I’m familiar with AARP. As for caregivers, I haven’t done anything for anyone in the past year, but this has reminded me that I need to

  70. tina reynolds says:

    Yes I am familiar we got a gift card for the caretaker that helped with my grandmother she was so so sweet done so much for her its hard to express how grateful we were to her

  71. My mom was a caregiver for years. We donate to Hospice from our jewelry sales- since they were so great for our loved ones.

  72. Donna Kellogg says:

    well I dont think of it as Random but my BFF was a caregiver to her adult sister with special needs and I would stay with her sometimes on weekends so she could get away.

  73. I have heard of aarp, I often do special things for my daughters caregivers

  74. Carolyn Daley says:

    Yes, I have heard of AARP and my mom has a membership with them. I do not have a caregiver, but the last random act of kindness I did was donate books a few months back.

  75. Tanya White says:

    I have heard of AARP before and the random act of kindness I did was help take care of my grandmother, I cherish those moments also.

  76. Yes, I have heard of AARP. All the caregivers I know are family members of those they care for.

  77. Thank You for the giveaway…soon to be an AARP member in a few years; we regularly help out a neighbor who is caring for an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s i.e. doing yard work, taking her along on shopping trips, etc.

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