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AARP Foundation The face of poverty isn't who you think it is.

  

Every. Gift. Doubled!

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Did you know that 1 in 7 seniors lives in poverty in our country? And that nearly 1 in 5 adults is affected by social isolation — which is as bad for you as smoking? AARP Foundation and its supporters are working to change that by creating solutions, resources and innovative programs to help vulnerable seniors in need.

Want to get involved? You can! Gifts made today can be MATCHED. Double your impact now!

  

Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community

Put Your Skills to Work

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone who can’t afford a tax preparation service. As a volunteer you can make a difference by helping taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on tax credits and deductions.

The program is seeking volunteer tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcome. Sign up today!

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Become a Reading Tutor

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a proven program made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before completing third grade. Working collaboratively with teachers and other volunteers, you can change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience.

As an Experience Corps volunteer you can help  change a child's future by helping them learn to read. Learn more and sign up today!  

Ready. Set. Pack.

D.C. Meal Pack Challenge

On Wednesday, September 11, AARP Foundation is returning to Washington, D.C., for our Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall. We are rallying volunteers to pack 1 million meals for struggling seniors in the region. 

As a volunteer, we are asking you to give us about two hours, during which time you along with your fellow volunteers can help pack 166 meals! The meals will go to Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to hungry seniors across the region. Register today!

Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation Files Class Action Against Yale University Challenging Workplace Wellness Penalties

AARP Foundation Files Class Action Against Yale University Challenging Workplace Wellness Penalties

AARP Foundation and the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees today, alleging that Yale’s employee wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The Complaint contends that Yale forces certain of its employees and their spouses to either submit to medical exams and disclose personal health information and family medical history or pay heavy financial penalties.

On the Docket: Active in the Courts for You

Explore recent cases in which AARP Foundation attorneys have filed, or that have been decided by the court.

Active Litigation Cases

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Recent Amicus Cases

Read recently filed amicus briefs.

Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

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Connect2Affect

We’re tackling social isolation by exploring creative ways to help older adults connect and stay connected — to each other and to their communities

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Work for Yourself@50+

Work for Yourself@50+ guides older adults through a process to help them decide whether being self-employed is the right choice for them.

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps helps older volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by helping young students become better readers

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Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.

   

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