Older Americans are facing serious financial problems, forced by circumstances not of their own making to skip meals or cut prescription medicines in half — or not even take them at all. Many are also dealing with the loss of their spouse, their friends and even their purpose in life.
AARP Foundation recognizes that there will be people who fall through the safety net and will struggle to meet their most basic needs. We work to fill this gap. Get help now.
For many older Americans, 2010 brought some relief from the economic storms of the past two years. Others, though, remained at sea, buffeted by waves of foreclosure, unemployment and — for 6 million — hunger.
Thanks to the tremendous support we have received from individuals donors and our corporate and foundation supporters, AARP Foundation was able to extend a much-needed helping hand, allowing 5.5 millions seniors to keep their financial heads above water.
Without your commitment and help, reaching people in need and providing them with programs that so deeply and powerfully impact their lives would be impossible.
Contributions to AARP Foundation are tax-deductible, and help seniors struggling to make ends meet regain their self-sufficiency through practical and effective programs and services. By donating, you will make a real and positive difference in people’s lives, and maybe even help someone you know. Read
"...Giving to the Foundation means that we’re also helping ensure that people who really need help will continue to get it. Whether they lost their homes in Katrina, have trouble getting or maintaining health care or are older and trying to find a new job, the AARP Foundation can help.” -- P.K. Govind, AARP Foundation Donor
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Through our community programs and services across the state, we helped seniors remain independent and live a better life in 2010. Read
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AARP Women's Scholarship
The application process is closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2011. Awards will be announced in June 2011.
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