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Encore! The Highest Honor for Veterans

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingWhat timing for Veterans Day! Winners of the 2013 Purpose Prize, for people 60+ who are making a difference in others’ lives by combining their personal experience and passion, were announced this week. Two of these annual prizes, awarded by the nonprofit “second act” organization Encore.org, went to people working with vets. This year’s social entrepreneurs could be a resource for readers. If nothing else, their efforts will blow you away. Vicki Thomas: A career public relations and marketing executive in Connecticut, …

A Purpose Prize Winner, Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Posted on 11/3/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringSometimes a story comes along that is so powerful and impactful that all we can do is shake our heads in wonder at the feat. Today that story is about Jenny Bowen and her non-profit organization, Half the Sky Foundation. Fifteen years ago Jenny saw a news photo of a starving Chinese girl and decided, with her husband, to adopt a baby from China. The adoption process revealed conditions in Chinese orphanages that appalled her – rampant neglect, and the …

President Obama Challenges Non-Profits to Innovate and Expand

Posted on 06/30/2009 by | General News | Comments

VolunteeringToday, the President will be challenging non-profits to think bigger and expand the ways they can make a difference. At AARP, we’re accepting that challenge by connecting our members to Create The Good where they can find and post opportunities to serve. In addition, we’re growing our library of free, downloadable “do-it-yourself” toolkits that give you all you need to make an impact with your friends, on your time, in your community. You can watch the President’s challenge live at …

Purpose Prize Nomination Deadline Tomorrow

Posted on 03/4/2009 by | General News | Comments

TechnologyKnow someone over 60 who is changing the world? They could win $100,000 for their passion. Nominate them for the Purpose Prize. The Purpose Prize awards up to $100,000 to social innovators over 60 who are creating new ways to solve pressing social issues – from education to health care, poverty to global warming. Winners are finding purpose in an encore career and putting their experience to work for the greater good. Click Here for stories on past winners and …