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"The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.”
– Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus
National Day of Service is an AARP initiative where staff and volunteers throughout the country commemorate those lost and the benevolence of those who helped on 9-11 by engaging in volunteer projects on September 11. The goal is to improve the lives of others within their communities. This year, it has been expanded to Monday, Sept. 12th since the National Day of Service and Remembrance falls on a weekend.
As in previous years, the AARP New Jersey State Office will focus its Day of Service activities on the issue of hunger, in support of AARP Foundation’s mission and efforts on this important issue. An AARP Foundation study shows that nearly 9 million older adults face the risk of hunger – meaning they are forced to skip meals or buy poor quality food. We all can be a part of the solution and work together towards ending the tragedy that is hunger in America.
Here are some ways you can volunteer and help with this worthy cause:
1. Organize a food drive and donate to and/or volunteer at a local food bank or food pantry. Visit http://www.foodpantries.org to find a food pantry near you.
2. There are many other ways that you can get involved in your community and volunteer to support various causes. Visit www.CreateTheGood.org, www.VolunteerMatch.org, www.Serve.gov, www.JerseyCares.org, for a listing of volunteer opportunities near you.
We invite you to take pictures of your service activity and share them on our Facebook site! www.facebook.com/AARPNewJersey