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Chase and AARP Team Up to Launch New Campaign Focused on Community Service


Sept. 8, 2010


CONTACT: Gail Hurdis, Chase, 302.282.2553,

AARP Media Relations, 202.434.2560,



WASHINGTON–AARP Create The Good debuted a new campaign today aimed at raising awareness about social responsibility and community service. The campaign is sponsored by Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM].  This unique opportunity will allow individuals to submit their personal stories at AARP’s Create the Good website (, an online resource for people looking for tools and ideas to help make a difference in their communities.

“We want people to share their passion for service in hopes it will inspire others—whether kids or adults, parents or grandparents—to get out and make difference,” said Barbara Quaintance, AARP senior vice president of volunteer and civic engagement. “We are pleased to work with Chase to collect these valuable stories.”

Create The Good is looking for stories about how individuals or groups have made a difference in their neighborhood or communities. Whether people spent five minutes or five hours serving, they can submit their story by visiting and filling out the online story form.

“This is a great opportunity for Chase to enhance our relationship with AARP and amplify awareness of Create The Good,” said Emelie Smith Calbick, general manager, Chase Card Services.  “Supporting a campaign that is committed to helping individuals come together and give back is consistent with our dedication to volunteerism and creating a tangible connection to local communities.”

Create The Good ( is a network of people sharing tools and ideas to help make a difference on their own or in larger groups in their communities. It is powered by AARP and the AARP Foundation’s more than nine million volunteers, donors and activists.

Chase is proud of its 20 year relationship with AARP and is pleased to offer the AARP Visa® Cards from Chase exclusively to AARP members. For more information, visit


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.0 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


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