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Ideas to Help in Your Community on 9/11 and Every Day

Day of Service OpportunitiesOn Sept. 11, 2013, nearly two-thirds of AARP employees will not show up for work. Instead, they will be gardening, painting, reading to children, sorting and cleaning eyeglass donations, making toys and blankets for shelter animals, offering hygiene kits and friendly conversation to the local homeless, creating cards for sick children; visiting nursing home residents, removing toxic plants from the pastures of a therapeutic horseback riding program, and preparing and serving breakfast at a soup kitchen.  All of this “giving back” to their communities will take place – nationwide – on  AARP’s 13th annual Day of Service (DoS), held in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy.

Want to know how can you get involved in your community? AARP can connect you with many different ways to share your experience and skills. You can also find the AARP volunteer program that best fits you through the Volunteer Wizard.

To get you started, here are a few ideas from Create the Good to help in your area on 9/11 and every day:

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