FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2014
AARP Media Relations
AARP Supports Women in Need with Special Mother’s Day Offer
AARP Donates 10% of Member Dues to Humanitarian Organization CARE
WASHINGTON– In honor of Mother’s Day and in celebration of moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters everywhere, AARP will donate 10 percent of new and renewal membership dues received between May 1 and May 12, 2014 to the humanitarian organization CARE.
To join AARP, visit www.aarp.org/mothersday or call (888) 464-4366.
CARE fights poverty for all by focusing on girls and women with programs that bring lasting change to whole communities. In 2013, AARP Foundation granted CARE relief funds to support victims in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. And in 2011, AARP honored CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene D. Gayle with an Inspire Award for her work to fight global poverty. Dr. Gayle has said that women are not only disproportionately impacted by poverty, but that, in many ways, they hold the key to long-term change for themselves and their families.
“So often mothers put family first and work to improve their communities, which is why AARP is donating to an organization empowering women in poverty to make a change for the better,” said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jo Ann Jenkins. “With this donation, AARP salutes mothers who often find their work is never done and may transition into becoming a caregiver for a spouse or an aging parent, sometimes while simultaneously raising their own children.”
CARE’s work in helping families in some of the world’s poorest communities gives girls and women more access to classrooms, a job and even a doctor.
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