A Celebration of Service

Learn about the issue

The challenges faced by older adults are real. The solution is all of us.

Community has the power to uplift.

The challenges faced by millions of older adults are real. Through no fault of their own, many Americans 50 and older are struggling to hold on to their jobs, homes, food supply, social connections and basic legal rights. A Celebration of Service is about paying tribute to those in our communities who have helped us. It’s about taking senior poverty out of the shadows. And it’s about helping older adults transform their lives for good.

AARP Foundation creates lasting opportunities that struggling older adults deserve.

AARP Foundation exists to disrupt and solve the fundamental challenges that stand in the way of low-income Americans 50 and older — working to ensure their right to live happier, more secure lives. The core of our mission is to give them a voice, to make them more visible and to give them the opportunity to thrive.

Pairing real needs with real solutions is at the heart of what AARP Foundation does in communities every day.

Every day, we work to address the needs of older Americans by investing in innovative solutions that tackle the root causes of the challenges they face: the need for functional and affordable housing, adequate and nutritious food, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

Make history while making a difference.

A Celebration of Service is the first service event on the National Mall in 17 years. It’s the chance to make a difference in the lives of those who need it. Come be a part of this life-changing event.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Event Details

  • What: A Celebration of Service and meal-packing event
  • Where: National Mall, next to the Reflecting Pool near the World War II Memorial
  • When: Friday, September 11, 8a.m. – 4p.m.
    *Each meal packing session is one-hour long. If your schedule permits, we invite you to sign up for multiple sessions.
  • Why: To help those in need and remember the power of service

Strengthen Your Community
Sign the pledge today

Stronger communities start with you – add your name to the pledge today.

Volunteer for Celebration of Service


Follow Us

Follow us to get event updates, connect with other volunteers and more!