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The Year of Helping Hands

Make a promise to help a caregiver. Join our nation of helping hands.

In support of the 65 million caregivers in our country — we’ve made a promise to help and support caregivers. Join our nation of helping hands and promise to help a caregiver you know.

What Can You Do Today?

Today, make a promise to help a caregiver. Promise to:

  • Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis
  • Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver
  • Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company
  • Create a Community of helping hands to make life a bit easier
  • Or something else that you come up with!

I Promise







Promises Made

anne — I promise I'll do my best to help my friend in anyway I can ill cook and clean and help with ride...I love my friend and will do my best to help

maggie — I promise to help by soaking my clients feet once a week and doing her nails.I will help anyone who needs help.

Maria — Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering my company

Anonymous — I will increase frequency of preparation and delivery of meals to a MBC patient and her daughter.

I will furnish rides to and from treatment to allow the daughter some "time off."

Amy

Brenda Lee — My 'Helping Hands' Caregiver Promise: Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company.

Anonymous — I promised to help my Dad 3 times a week in his home, giving him meds by feeding tube, and looking after him, keeping him company for 11 hours each day, until my Stepmom gets home from work.

sudhakar — I would ove to help anybody anywhere.

Anonymous — support logistically, food, as a consulting physician

Anonymous — i will continue to raise money for
rosie's place. ($200) in an hr. last week.
i will continue to raise money for
homes for veterans ($700) in an hr.
3months ago.
i will continue to be involved in two outreach programs. i will return to working in a soup kitchen in october.
other than that i'm BURNED OUT from being on call for a family in foreclosure and divorce.....need time out

June — Make and deliver a meal to a family in need.

nancy — I will make and deliver a meal for a family or individual close by.

Julie — I helped a widow with:
* Information and referral for refinancing
* Wrote a letter in support of the widow, who is a cosigner of a student loan...student has failed to repay loans
* Discussed services of credit union and assistance that can be provided
* Reviewed HARP program, Housing Affordable Refinancing Program

Anonymous — We promise to help a family heading for a transplant .They will need help shopping, cooking and rides to the Doctors.

Anonymous — I can make and deliver a meal

Anonymous — I promised my mom, who is disabled and cares for my disabled brother, to help her search for a new apartment, since she cannot drive. I daily follow my promises to God, who is the caregiver for my disabled husband. You see, a few years ago, I had a car accident and incurred similar injuries as his, but I try to keep the promise, daily.

Anonymous — Promise to help my friend through here recovery! To keep the prayers coming and to volunteer in my home town.

Valerie — To pray for anyone who ask.

Mike — I promise to bring a meal to a neighbor who is suffering from cancer. I lost my wife recently to cancer and received this help from others. It's time to pay it forward...

Anonymous — help the caregiver by relieving them of the round the clock work, even if it's an hour

Steven — To help my mother in any way possible

Anonymous — Will help in anyway I can - just need to know what needs there are.

Irene — I will help my neighbor who is not well. Also will visit another neighbor who has been put in the Nursing home. I will visit yet another 104+year old lady, and see if she needs anything. And pray for all those I cannot personally visit.

Ernest — I will volunteer at the Indian Head MD. USO every Thursday for the next 6 weeks.

willy — I will render service aiding a pastor on a mission trip to Washington, DC for one week.

LIZA — I promise to help those in need

Anonymous — Seems like reoccuring cancer is all around. I try to visit one friend 1/week. And I hope to visit tonight with another friend. And call my cuz in VA who has it again too.

JOAN — I PROMISE TO VISIT WITH AN ELDERLY AND SPEND TIME LISTENING AND TALKING WITH THEM; AND IF WANTED; GO FOR A SLOW, SHORT WALK WITH THEM. HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN TO MAKE A NICER DAY.

Anonymous — I promise to deliver meals to the patten family

Anonymous — A meal and card of encouragement for a neighbor who has cancer.

Also, a neighbor who is now in a retirement community and needs visits and encouragement.

Anonymous — I have a team member that knows a family that has nothing except the clothes on their back. They need food, clothing, and transportation. There are 2 children. I am helping to get clothing for them.

Anonymous — Take care of friends yard and animals because he is in the hospital for an extended period of time.

Lew-Ann — While mom is in Italy I will take care of Dad

Joey — I promise to my brothers and sisters who have been wounded,
that I will help in any way to make make their day a little easier!

I have prosthetic and orthotic skills that I can use in
the rehabilitation process .

Anonymous — Here I am, send me

Mary — I promise to support my dear friend who is battling cancer with all she has and her caregivers by helping with errands, drs appointments,cooking , laundry and lets not forget girls night out D.D. Most of all I promise to be there to listen and support them today, tomorrow and as long as they need me .

Larry — Make myself and my vehicle available as often as possible on my days off. Just ask

Anonymous — visit an aging neighbor

ashley — I promise to continue to help friends and family in need by homecooking and a loving heart.

Anonymous — I will bring a meal to a neighbor who is recovering from surgery. My kids & I will hold a "lemonade & cookies" stand and give the profits to charity.

wilma — I promise to help my friend Evelyn in any way that I can. She has taken a leave of absence from her job to be with the man she loves as he prepares for another journey.

Shannon — I'll take food and give a ride to church. I will also pray that God blesses the knowledge for a cure to a researcher at the MDA!

Anonymous — I will help in any way I can. lost a child to MD so helping a parent/caregiver/family would mean a lot to me... I know how much stress they are under every day. This is such a great idea!

Betsy — I promise to help with meals and visits. I also sing and would be glad to gather musician friends to sing if that helps

michelle — everyday for the past 16 years i have helped a caregiver who has a child with a motor neuron disease. my promise is to continue to help her and any other family with this disease in any way.

Jennifer — I am a TBI Survivor. I promise, my new me's passion is to inform, help and give hope to all Survivors of Brain Injury as well as family/caregivers. I do this daily! I also help when I am able to, by being a part of www.braininjuryradio.com, Brain Injury Radio, to help others!

Christy — I have done this for years and anyway I can <3

Lori — Make and deliver a meal to a family in need and visit with the elderly at the nursing home that have no visitors

Anonymous — Make and deliver a meal to a family, caregiver, patient in need.
Pick up groceries for a working caregiver

Bafl.rr.comrbara — Make a deliver a meal to a family in need
Pick up groceries for working caregiver
Visit an aging neighbor and offering company
Take a an elderly person to doctor appointment.

Julianne — I promise to listen with a caring heart.

Evan & StacieNicole — Visit, get groceries, and / or errands for a caregiver.

Anonymous — Make a meal; visit aging neighbor or whatever.

Anonymous — Contacting caregivers in our church and offering assistance. Mostly I would visit with care receiver so that they may run errands and such.

Anonymous — Cook a meal, run errands, grocery shop, do laundry, light cleaning.

Debbie — Continue to help Kathy, Robyn, Deborah, and their caregivers through their treatments and help their caregivers to heal after they die. Continue to fight for increased federal funding for cancer research to stop the carnage.

Nanci — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis and plan a visit to an aging neighbor and offer company or meal.

Anonymous — visit an aging neighbor
make a meal to a family in medcial crisis

Erik — I promise to re-enlist my services with JCFS and to continue making deliveries as a representative of the TI lotsa helping hands community.

Carol — Make and deliver a meal.

Brenda — I promise to pray for Caregivers that I know and those whom I will never know. Because I am a Caregiver, I cannot really dedicate time until I know I have the time to dedicate. I do Promise to Create a Community for a Caregiver that does not already have one.

Anonymous — Volunteer as much as possible.

Anonymous — I promise to check on my older neighbor to make sure she is OK, make sure she is shoveled out and to overall keep an eye on her. Also to keep checking our local community for requests for assistance.

Patty — make meals

Joy — Be willing to talk or visit w/someone suffering cancer. After going thru chemo, I know what it's like to have a support group & the value of someone to pray w/you.

Cathy — I will plan to help someone in my neighborhood. I also am letting people know about your great service for those in crisis.

Linda — •Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis
•Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver

Anonymous — I promise to deliver food to someone in need.

Anonymous — I am willing to do most anything that would be helpful to someone in need: deliver a meal, pick up groceries, etc.

Jennifer — My son who is 8 and I will volunteer for 4 days this year. Yesterday, he sold lemonade and made $21 dollars to give to Save Our Shores. We will find other ways to help the hungry, the elderly and our earth.

Karen — By offering rides for caregivers to complete errands. By visiting nursing homes and United Cerebral Palsy with my dog for pet therapy. By helping a friend move her aged mother to an assisted care facility.

Mary — I will Create a Community to help working parents.

Anonymous — I promise to provide a healthy meal and company for a family in need or an elder.

Anonymous — Make and deliver meal to families in need.

Lori — I promise to help those who need help. I can make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis or visit with an aging neighbor, offer my company and run errands that they may need done.

Anonymous — plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering my company

Anonymous — My Three kids and I are going to visit a nursing home and deliver containers of hard candies, puzzles and fuzzy socks

Anonymous — I'll do some grocery shopping for a working caregiver.

reba — I will assist caregiver with making 1 hot meal a week for their family

Anonymous — I promise to help my good friend Anissa in any way I can.

Anonymous — I will become a friendly visitor for my elderly neighbor.

Rich — Work at Carrick Community Food Pantry

Nancy — I promise to make&deliver a meal to a family in need and babysit or run errands or however I can help.

Anonymous — I would love to have my kids help with this- great idea! Please let me know how we can help!

Daniel — To pick up groceries for a caregiver.

Nancy — I promise to help deliver a meal, pick up groceries, help with errands, be a thoughtful caring listener and anything else that would be helpful in 2013.

Anonymous — Today I signed up to volunteer at Food and Friends.

Anonymous — First, I am a caregiver myself so I really understand this need. I plan to something for relative who is the caretaker for my husband's aunt.

rosemary — i will be honored to visit with an older friend who is going thru treatment, is a caregiver or who needs a friend. i will do this in 2013, as soon as i find an opportunity to do so!

Anonymous — By delivering meals as needed to a friend dealing with cancer and helping as needed with her two young children.
By helping through church to offer a meal to those in need.
Prayers and any other help that is needed at anytime.

Anonymous — I will bring them to their appointments.

Anonymous — I will help my friend 's husband by making a meal for him, visiting her as she is on her road to recovery, and offering to do more if possible. I have another friend who has panncreatic cancer and I will offer to help her family in any way. And, I will continue to be the rock of support for my sister who has stage 4 lung cancer, who I continually support, emotionally and financially and with love.

Anonymous — I promise to do what I can to provide support to my sister and brother in another state who are caring for my parents (visits home to spell them), gift certificates for a dinner/movie, etc.). I will also continue to work with Women Build, the all women component of Habitat for Humanity, to provide safe, affordable homes for families in our community.

L. — I promise to help make and deliver dinner for a family in need.

Sheila — to encourage a friend who has stage 3 lung cancer by checking on her daily, talk about not smoking, ad continue to stay smoke free, in honor of all the people who are struggling with cigarettes.

Sheila — I promise to help with the activities at my senior living bldg. by providing movies and snacks at movie nite, tonight.

Ronald — I am fortunate to have my mother as my registered VA Caregiver. My promise is to thank her for doing wonderful job and having the utmost patience with me. I want her to know that her efforts do not go unnoticed. I am greatful for her. I promise to always think of her and how she is going through the process and the pain with me. I promise to show my gratitude every time I think about it. Which is always.

Allison — I promise to help my friend A, whose boys are the same age as mine. She is sick. I just found out.

Anonymous

Anonymous — I can make a meal for a family in medical crisis

Charles — I volunteer at the St. Johns County Council of Aging providing transportation, delivering meals, presentations on Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, etc.

Bonnie — I promise to help in my community depending on specific needs

Terri — TO MAKE AND DELIVER A MEAL TO A FAMILY IN CRISIS

Anonymous — I promise to help people God puts on my heart. I will continue to provide meals when I can, to support those going through medical and caregiving crises,and to call those who need encouragement.

Anonymous — Visit

Diane — I promise to plan some outings for people that I know that are caregivers.

Lisa — Spend time with an elderly friend-just listening as she shares her amazing stories...

Anonymous — Spend time with an elderly friend-just listening as she shares her amazing stories...

Anonymous — Encourage people who would enjoy a visit (up to an hour, if they'd like) from my small (16 lbs) Certified Therapy Dog and myself to call us.

Susan — Volunteering at the Sen. Phil Lewis Center in West Palm Beach, Fl -
Homeless Coalition!

Anonymous — In whatever way I can on a weekend day

Anonymous — Offer to pick up groceries for a caregiver or plan a visit with an aging neighbor.

Howard — Would like to help a caregiver dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. Anything to help make their life easier.

Anonymous — CHECKING ON NEIGHBOR DAILY WHO HAS STAGE 4 BONE CANCER AND TAKING MEALS TO FAMILY, PRAYING WITH THEM.

peter — My 2x children and I know what it feels like to need any assistance, when their mom was dying of breast cancer. We would be glad to help sombody in else in need, and my kids would bring their smiles to help cheer them up

Anonymous — Give a caretaker a break!

Anonymous — I promise to help my neighbor who cares for his father.

Anonymous — I will visit the elderly man who lives across the street and a woman in my church who is recovering from Breast Cancer

Jackie — I will drive 2 hours and visit my 85 year old parents,so my sister can have a day off

Mariane — I will make myself available to all elders in my housing building for any and all needs; groceries, medicine pickup or providing whatever needs they may have.

Flavia — I want to participate again visiting an aging neighbor and delivering a meal to a family in medical crisis.

Dominic — I promise to assist a care-giver who needs a helping hand. Just let me know.

mollyanne — I'll send thank you emails to those caregivers I know.

Ken — I will visit my elderly Uncle and offer him my help. And visit a caregiver and offer her my help.

Anonymous — I promise to help in my community food bank by volunteering to pick up donated food from Trader Joes for distribution. I also promise to check regularly on my elderly neighbor, who still manages alone.

Ann — I will be sitting with an elderly person recovering from heart surgery to enable the family to have a day off . I also will join others spending the morning with elderly at nursing home.

Anonymous — I promise to give back more in 2013.

Anonymous — I promise to drive my friend to the hospital for his chemotherapy.

Betsy — I am helping the caregivers of the feral cat community that our local SPCA sponsors by donating dry and canned cat food to lessen the burden on their personal expenses

Michael — I will offer to take my friend to lunch and to an art museum. She is a full time caregiver, and could use some respite.

Anonymous — I plan to visit an aging neighbor and offer company/assistance in the home

Anonymous — Elderly friends who are coping with spouses recovery after broken hip. Visiting & helping with Transportstion

Phoning a friend whose husband has dementia

Cathy — I will finally give that pint of blood as often as I can this year

Rosalinda — I promise to contact my father more often by calling or spending time with him.

Kathleen — I promise to help those vulnerable and advocate on their behalf.

Anonymous — Taking an elderly friend to do a little shopping.

Eleanor Nurallah — Keep up my connection with those I know who are experiencing physical/mental handicaps - staying actively engaged.

Anonymous — I can make and deliver a meal.

Anonymous — I can make and deliver a meal.

Sarah — I promise to deliver meals to a family in a battle with cancer, and give rides to newly retired drivers in our community.

Cindi — I will give a caregiver respite for a day so they can have some time to themselves.

Anonymous — I am going to bake cookies for caregivers.

Mimi — I promise to spend even more time with my mother who has Alzheimer's and to find more people to visit with her so that she will not feel so isolated.

Maribeth — I plan to spend some time with my 87 year old neighbor and help him out with anything he needs help with. I also plan to offer my assistance and time to the kindest person I know who is now a paraplegic and is facing many challenges.

Roy — Will try to help when called in local area.

Anonymous — I promise to help people in need of visits, errands, meals - anything to help. I am 53 and retired early. I just cannot lift heavy objects due to a few herniated disks. I just want to be honest. I love to read and I'm a good cook ! I hope to help anyone in need.

Mary — Cook and drive for a social worker who services my neighborhood.

Kathleen — I promise to respond tomCommunity need via Lotsa Helping Hands and thru my personal skills in massage therapy and Reiki treatments.

Anonymous — I will give a massage to a caregiver.

Anonymous — family in medical crisis...

Joan — I am willing and able to help those in need in anyway I possibly can. You can depend on me.

Anonymous

Susan — plan to visit aging neighbor

Susanne — I promise to listen to anyone who needs someone to talk to.....and help those who are in need, in my community.

Sharon — Volunteering at school and at church. This year I will get my family to help out at the fish fry!

Anonymous — I would like to help a caregiver who lives in the next building; she also provided care to my mother back in the early 2000's. She lives ar 2730 Dale St N., Roseville, MN. (55113)I cannot remember her name!

Anonymous — I would like to help a caregiver who lives in the next building; she also provided care to my mother back in the early 2000's.

Cynthia — I promise to call my elderly aunt and write to her with real letters every week so she does not feel so alone. She has just lost her last sibling.

Anonymous — Visit Senior citizen home

Anonymous — I don't know any caregivers or perple who need care but if someone could contact me would be very happy to help

Anonymous — I promise to pray for and spend more time with sister who has cancer.

Theresa — I promise to make and deliver bagged lunches to the homeless in DC.

Paula — Deliver a meal to a family in need.

Diane — I promise to provide dinner once a week to my neighbors who are facing a family medical crisis.

Perry — deliver food from grocery store to food bank.

Gail — I promise to provide a meal to a family that is just amazing but is being challenged with a medical crisis. They are always in my heart!

Larry — Meal delivery,pick up groceries, visit, almost anything in my area (old car doesn't go too far)

Anonymous — Plan to visit an aging neighbor and offer company.

Clemma — I promise to check in on my 87 year old mom with a cheerful call every day. She lives 4 hours away near my brother. I promise to be on call for members of my Buddhist sangha.

Anna — I promise to visit an elderly man from our church who has multiple myeloma this month.

Joan — Will visit a 99 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer's for 10 years, and take her out to lunch.

Anonymous — Pray for others

Anonymous — making a dinner at least once a month for the Schultz Family

Suzie — I promise to help out whenever I can to those in need.

Tim — Prepare and deliver healthy food for my elderly neighbors. And, while I'm there, I'll sweep the walks.

Anonymous — will be volunteering at an animal shelter...and assisting a neighbor who is battling cancer. I am also a full-time caregiver for an elderly parent.

Kathy — will visit with elderly neighbor who has limited mobility

Anonymous — I promise to reach out to other parents struggling to care for children with addiction....regularly

Wendy — Make myself available to any and all who may be facing adversity to help in any way I may be capable.

Anonymous — I promise to help a caregiver whenever I find a person in need or know about someone who is caring for someone in need.

Daniel — I will start making a meaningful contribution to a member of the community in distress at least once a month. This contribution may be meals, household goods, transportation, just someone to talk with, just something to leave them in a slightly better place than they were before they met me.

Anonymous — I promise to make and deliver nutritious meals.

Anonymous — I will help sort items at a non profit

Linda — I promise to take notice of the elderly members of my community and connect with them. Offering physical assistance and connecting with them emotionally.

Margaret — I promise to support my friend Faye through phone calls, companionship, offers to drive her at night, listening, and in any other ways that might arise. I also promise to visit her husband and to help think up ways to entertain him.

Pam — To help make and deliver a meal to a family in crisis.
Visit an aging neighbour and give company

wendy — I promise to help my friend as she cares for her husband with Alzheimer's.

Anonymous — I promise to help my mom take care of my dad who has lung cancer.

jackie — I help a caregiver every day, and today was just another day of helping. I do promise to keep helping this caregiver who struggles with age and overwhelming obstacles, including her own health.

Rhonda — My dad is the caregiver of my 85-year-old mom, who is blind. I am going to spend more time, taking her shopping, to lunch, to visit friend, to give him some time to himself.

Marina — To give continuous support in any way to a caregiver,even if its a phone call or email to encourage and give moral support.

Anonymous — I promise to reach out my aging friends and offer my assistance and time.
I promise to call my friend Suzanne and find out how she is doing.

Anonymous — I will prepare a meal for a shut in once a month.

Sue — meals, groceries

Sharon — Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver

Cat — I promise to act when a situation arises with a caregiver or elderly person thats need assistance. In any form it may be! I am yours!

Liz — My Mom has advanced Alzheimers, while I am on vacation, I promise to help my sister who lives with her and our live in caregivers who also live here for the next 4 days. I promise to spend special time with my mom. too.

Anonymous — By helping a friend who is ill and doesn't have energy to go grocery shopping.

Catherine — I promise to visit an elderly lady in a nearby community center and I will take another elderly couple to lunch this month. I will take the kids from a single grandmother for the weekend to give her time to herself!

Sandra — I am participating in National Immunization Day in India in February AND visiting an orphanage in India for a week. A BIG trip!

Patti — I promise to help in whatever way becomes a need.

Peggy — I will take some baked cookies or other goodies for the residents and the employees at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

Bonnie — I promise to help my elderly neighbor with transportation for errands and to offer my sincere friendship.

Stephanie — I problem to make and deliver a meal this week to a family in medical crisis.

Anonymous — Today I will stay with a dying patient so the spouse can leave the house and attend to some personal matters.

Jondi — I am volunteering in Newtown doing trauma relief training within the community, which includes all the caregivers as well as first responders, parents, teachers, and more.

Anonymous — Visit the elderly woman next more often so her daughter can have more time for herself.

Anonymous — Send dinners over to my elderly neighbor that is all alone!

Valerie — Send dinners over to my elderly neighbor that is all alone!

Anonymous — I promise to research and take up a new role in the caregiver organization I am involved in

gail — I will drive a dear friend into Boston for her chemo treatment. I am also knitting her a prayer shawl to keep her warm during chemo treatments.

Jenny — I am Toronto, I don't know how can I help?

Anonymous — I am available on Tue/Wed's and I can cook and deliver meals to familes.
Pick up groceries for a caregiver or...
Visit an aging neighbor.

Daniel — I promise to serve in any way in order to do the deeds God expects of us. I will do this with great joy.

Kenneth — visit a dear friend who is at the end of life

Anne-Mie — I promise to help as much as possible my old parents.

Brooke — Meals, groceries, baby sitting? Let me know what ever I can do.

NATHAN — I promise to render financial dues that are owed to a very professional medical assistant and continue to educate staff members with military strategies for ethics. I will be loyal to the fact that the particular caregiver stated that she was my nurse and would always be my friend. The work that we started will not go unfinished and I will strive to educate medical and VA staff of information that may be useful.

Larry — Provide transportation
Handyman projects
Meal provider
Anything else is open

Suzanne — I will do one of the things you listed or if I see a different need will do that instead.
I am a caregiver to my 84 year old mother but when I do something for her I can at the same time, do something for another. Any SF Bay Area caregivers in need?

Anonymous — I promise to pick up perscriptions and groceries for an elderly neighbor and to make and deliver meals when I am able.

Anonymous — Family is loaded with vets

susan — I promise to call to check on caregivers offering them prayers and visits if they live in the area.

Jane — I promis to continue my volunteer work with the organizations I am currently associated with

Elizabeth — I promise to provide meals to families needing a break.

Marjorie — Make a meal for a family in medical crisis in the needham Wellesley area once a month.

Val — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis

Helen — To reach out to bring more comfort with my photos on fabric, making huggable pillows. I have made over 150 pillows for Gold Star Moms to bring comfort with the loss of their sons and daughters the pillows also bring comfort to many others who have caregivers

Jenny — By offering to be backup to some caregivers

Cathy — I promise to help a single mother or an elderly person in need.

Anonymous — Anything a caregiver may need help with please email me.

Anonymous — I can help make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis, offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver or plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offer my company

Dorothy — Visit aging people . Create a Community of helping hands to make life abit easier

Anonymous — Will do all you listed whenever possible. I have a lot of elderly neighbors who can use companionship and help.

Ginny — I promise to help my neighbor get those 6 downed trees from the hurricane off her property this year!!!!

Bill — We promise to take our friend to visit old stomping grounds and friends. We promise to visit him every Monday.

Anonymous — I promise to love and care for everyone that needs help or not.

Anonymous — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis
Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver
Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company

IHCN — Our team will meet with caregivers when it is convenient. We will not cause them more stress by requiring them to take off work to be at a provider appointment.

INCOCA — Starting a Caregiver Collaboration in our state to support caregivers!

Tammy — I will give $20 a month for the new year 2013.

Matt — I promise to help make a caregivers life a little easier by doing whatever needs to be done!

Anonymous — make and deliver a meal
visit with aging neighbor

Anonymous — Help a single mother, pray for cancer victims, help anyone when I see a need,

Anonymous — Help a single mother

Anonymous — I promise to help my friend Sarah get well.

Ashley — I will support a family through cancer treatment with meals, prayers, and encouragement.

Barbara — I promise to to help by delivering groceries or meals as asked by a caregiver or family in medical crisis throughout the year.

Ms Greer — I am a NYS licensed massage therapist and would like to volunteer my time in providing stress relief for the wounded soldier and their families.

Cindy — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis. I will offer child care for a family in need of it.

Christie — make meal deliveries, pick up groceries, come to almost home kids more!

Anonymous

Anonymous — I promise to visit at least one of our elderly Sisters at our convent once a week. They can get lonely, and I can give them some lively stories about the kids I teach.

Deborah — Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver. Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering my company. Just let me know where I am needed. Thanks.

beth — i am a caregiver, however there is nothing more rewarding that helping someone out. I pledge to help out my coworker who is a single mom and goign thru cancer treatments by continuing to make dinners.

kathleen — One lucky care giver will get a special day out for a day of pampering or a play they choose. My treat is to the first care giver I meet

Sharon — I could prepare a meal, shop for groceries and/or provide a few hours of respite so a caregiver can have a break

Ronald — I promise to help my own caregiver by by displaying the utmost gratitude and by reminding her how appriciated she is. I promise to let my caregiver know how much I love her and thank her for the sacrifices she has made for me. My trained, devoted caregiver is my mother. She has made changes in her life to adapt to the changes in mine. For that I am greatful. And I am greatful to the VA for providing training and compensation that allowed her to do so.

Anonymous — I would make a meal, pickup groceries or run misc. errands for someone.

Joy — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis.

Anonymous — I am able to pick and take a patient (or a family member) to an appointment and stay (take notes, if asked to) and drive the person(s) home.

Terri — Deliver ready made meals to the Ronald McDonald house in Portland.

Anonymous — I promise to help a caregiver this year as that job can take put a earth shattering weight on your soul when you stand beside your mom as she takes her last breath while suffering cancer. I can help provide food, support, and coordinate childcare!!

Anonymous — Deliver food. Take out for supplies.

ruth — anything needed

Anonymous — I promise to continue my volunteer tutoring at WWP Track next year.

Anonymous — I promise to deliver a meal to a family who needs some respite in dealing with a crisis.

Anonymous — I can run errands or do whatever is needed

John — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis

Cynthia — I promise to help my parents, my children, and my husband more this year. I also promise to help those less fortunate by donating my time as much as possible. In these fiscal trying times, we may not have money to spare but I have time to share so share I will.

Truman — Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company, run errands.

Anonymous — To check with my community and see how my family and I can help someone

Patricia — This year I promise to find a caregiver who needs my help in my town. I don't know who or what it might be, but I will help when I see a need.

Anonymous — Shopping, giving time away, going to Dr visit/interpreting information. Other things as discovered. Sending prayers & positive energy.

Jay — I promise to help my brother-in-law and his family with errands and chores to make the holidays go as smoothly as possible.

Anonymous — I promise to help my family come together to support my grandmother as she navigates another winter in New England.

Anonymous — I promise to help my family come together to support my grandmother as she navigates another winter in New England.

Kay — Regular time off for my sis via going regularly to take over for her. At least every other week for a day.

Anonymous — I promise to pick up groceries for a senior in need of assistance.

Anonymous — I promise to make and deliver a meal to a family in need

Linh My — I can make meals, run errands, visit with an aging neighbor.

Jeremy — I can visit an aging neighbor, pick-up groceries for a working caregiver, help with errands, help around the yard for a family in need.

Cecilia — I promise to take a lonely senior to lunch
and give her a Christmas gift.and help
her anyway I can..

Anonymous

Anonymous — I take care of an elderly woman free of charge

Jo-Ann — Visit with an aging neighbor in my area and pickup groceries and assist a caregiver since I was one myself a few years ago.

Marcia — My extended family is purchasing gift cards for a caregiver who cannot accept a fulltime job due to her caregiving repsosibilities to her disabled sister and mother.

Elizabeth — Can make meals, do errands and visit with homebound

Barbara — I work from home. I can cook and deliver meals, shop, visit with, read, play a board game. Just about any service needed I am certain I can make it happen. Thank you for the opportunity!

Anonymous — meals, errands, housekeeping,

Barbara — Treat a young women caring for her aging grandmother a gift of massage.

Alice — I am a member of the caring committee at Adat Reyim. I am also the caregiver for my husband who has Alzheimer's. I agree we need to help Caregivers especially with respite times.

Nina — I promise to help whenever I can.

Anonymous — I can deliver a meal and offer to pick up the groceries for working for caregiver

Debalina — Make a barking dog report so my elderly neighbor with cancer can sleep undisturbed, ferry garbage cans to curb for elderly neighbors unable to do so,provide respite care for friends whose child has terminal cancer

Ed — I promise to help in whatever is needed of me. From making a meal, to making grocery pick up's to just spending time with someone and being a friend. I can also help with some repairs that may be needed.

Anonymous — to help a few sets of friends by watching kids so the parents have time on their own for whatever they need....

Anonymous — Plan to visit an aging neighbor

Tracey — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis
Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver
Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company
Create a Community of helping hands to make life a bit easier

Anonymous — Make and deliver a meal,or pick up groceries..

Jennifer — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis
Offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver
Plan to visit with an aging neighbor and offering your company

di — Help deliver meals, pick up groceries.

Anonymous — Help deliver meals, pick up groceries.

Anonymous — make/deliver a meal

Patty — I'd be happy to help out a caregiver in any way I can.

Kelly — Help Patty with her son; notes of encouragement and prayer for others.

Joanna — I promise to listen to someone who needs an ear, over a meal.

Madigan — Check on my elder neighbors and bring them warm treats.

Frank — I promise to visit a Wounded Warrior and his/her family and to let them know they are not alone and I will commit to supporting them throughout the year.

Jennie — to reach out to the elderly in my new neighborhood and bring them fresh fruits and vegetables from my garden, and offer to be there for them in any way possible!

Daisy — Help get my Uncle Mike to his all day chemo appointments

Michael — I promise to help a caregiver with whatever they deem I am qualified to do. I have reliable transportation as well as being a person very empathetic about those with less access to what many people take for granted on a daily basis.

Anonymous — To provide active listening and emotional support to caregiver
To take meal to caregiver
Take bouquet of fresh flowers on each visit
Provide "tea and chat "with caregiver
To sit with patient while caregiver has a"time out" for herself.

Anonymous — I promise to help a family member or friend in need during a crisis.

Adrienne — I would be happy to make and deliver a meal to a family in need.

Anonymous — meals, groceries

Sammy — I promise to help be a caregiver for those who need it. I will do all that I can to help.

Nancy — I am happy to run errands or cook a meal. Anything I can do to help out.

Tina — Dinners for Melissa

Anonymous — My sister has cancer I can help her husband in any way I can.

Carl — Ease the caregivers day and allow him/her some free time. Do little chores, go to the store.

Anonymous — make and deliver a meal.
Pick up groceries.

Akrivi — I promise to make a delivery of food to a family. I will let them know much they are valued.

Teresa — I will promise to help a caregiver by making a meal for an elderly person, picking up groceries for an elderly person and taking them to their doctor;s appointment. And sit or stay overnight with an elderly person in my neighborhood.

Anonymous — to deliver food, to talk with anyone in need, to take someone to church, to visit
those who can't get out, to talk with someone on the phone or in person.

Anonymous — Make a meal

lynda — I promise to make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis and offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver.

Anonymous — I'm a licensed cna so I love helping people. Whether you need me to bring u a meal, take you to the store, or to simply put a smile on your face I'm here for you.

Anonymous — I'm happy to deliver meals and pick up groceries.

Kelli — In 2013 I promise to help a caregiver by making and delivering meals and providing help with other needs as they arise.

Anonymous — I will offer to shop, will make some meals to bring over, and will help make a grandchild's holiday special.

Tim — In any and every way I possibly can!

Anonymous — I will help Steve and Diane.

Anonymous — I promise to help a caregiver, my neighbor, who has a handicapped husband. I do take care of her on a regular basis, but will do something special for her. I am going to take him Christmas shopping for her, and let her go Christmas shopping by staying with him or taking him out to lunch.

Linda — I can make a meal and deliver it, buy groceries for a caregiver or visit an elderly person in need of companionship.

Siobhainn — I promise to help a caregiver, I could run to the grocery store and run errands.

Karen — I would gladly make and deliver a meal to a family in crisis. I can also offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver.

yvette — I promise to offer rides to appointments. I can come and visit and offer my company so a caregiver can have some much needed time to themselves.

Gina — I am available for visitation and picking up groceries.

Anonymous — Make and deliver a meal to a family in medical crisis

Carolyn — I can pick up groceries for a working caregiver, relieve a caregiver by transporting the patient to a doctor's appointment, etc.

Holley — I can do any of the listed things except maybe visit someone I don't know.

Anonymous — Keep doing my best every day on my job as a Nursing Assistant at the Nursing Home.

walter — solicit prayers and financial help

Anonymous — My son's neighbor has a 2yr old and new twins. She's from Germany and has no relatives to help. I will bring a meal and hold babies.

Frank — Whatever I can do. My travel schedule is busy however if contacted I want to try and help either a care giver and / or a family / aging neighbor.

june — I can make and deliver a meal to a family .

Rhonda — I can easily to errands in town, deliver groceries or supplies. And I also can prepare meals. I know how much extra hands are needed by caregivers.

Carole Sue — Run errands, bring food, visit and listen, make smiles, watch animals, water plants, will not say call me if you need anything, but will show up and do whatever I can !!

Kena — I have many friends who are sufferering with cancer. I have provided moral support through visits and just listening. I have provided meals, gifts, notes, and anything else that I believe may be needed. Now it is time for me to recruit others to help do the same. I am bringing Lotsa Helping Hands to m6 ladies group at church to see what we can do together to make a difference in others lives.

Mitchell — Make and deliver a meal and/or pik up groceries for a working caregiver.

Erthaline — I can use my nursing experience to help a wounded vet

Anonymous — I promise to create a circle of help at the senior bldg. where I reside

Anonymous — I plan on offering my help to an aging neighbour, help doing chores. Or visit a care home and visit residents.

Linda — Anyway I am needed. I prefer not to travel long distances.

Anonymous — I promise to make a meal.

traci — Pick up groceries for a working caregiver

Anonymous — I will do whatever is needed to help.

Anonymous — I promise to make or deliver a meal, buy groceries, visit, etc.

Cecilia — I promise to pray for those in need.
I promise to make a meal to someone
whose ill.
I promise to visit someone whose sick.
Cecilia

Sandy — I would love to give a caregiver a break for some time to themselves. I can and will help by keeping an elderly person company or spend the day with someone who is sick. It's very hard to be a caregiver 24/7 when you have no time to yourself. Let me help.

Jammie — Our small group is going to reach out to a Men's sober living house. We are promising to provide them with a home cooked meal and fellowship.

Carole — I promise to make a meal and deliver it to a family in medical crisis. I promise to offer respite care for a family with an elderly member. I promise to pray for those caregivers and will encourage them to reach out to others for assistance.

Shay — I transport people to any local appointments or stores. I can pick up food or stop in for a visit.

Kim — I promise to visit with an aging neighbor and offer my company.
I also promise to offer to pick up groceries for a working caregiver.

Dennis — make meals and deliver to families

Tyler — offering to sit-in 2-3 hours a week so the caregiver can take care of other needs. Or to visit anyone who needs me to check in on someone who is living alone etc.

Anonymous — I will look for and listen to those who are giving care. Every month I will look inside to count my blessings, giving me even more incentive to spend time with both a caregiver and the cared-for. I will remember how they have touched my life over the past few weeks.

Tony — I am a certified caregiver in the Phoenix, AZ area and work for a couple of caregiver agencies...if and when called upon, I will volunteer to take on whatever respite time a family caregiver needs...a couple of hours?...a couple of days?...you call the SHOT...contact me...

Anonymous — Will try to help in any way. I am able. I am disabled but can drive if roads are good.

Elizabeth — I am disabled myself but am very mobile. I am ably to drive and love to cook! I will help anyone in ayway if the roads are good! Suing weather! Calling or cheerful messages! Happy anything! I was a teacher for over 30 years!

Anonymous — I can make a meal or give someone a short break in caregiving. I am not a nurse's aide so would not be able to help in that area.

Ken — Perhaps start a community- need to learn about it. Visit an aging neighbor. Something else!

Michelle — I promise to provide relief to a caregiver by tending children, helping with household chores, providing a meal or an outing.

Anonymous — I promise to visit my grandma once a month to check in on how she is doing and make sure she knows I care.

Anonymous — Picking up groceries and helping care givers with holiday shopping.

Anonymous — I will help in any way that I am able to.

Sandra — I'm a patient suffering from a chronic illness, "Behcet's Disease" my husband is my caregiver... God bless him! My parents are in their late 80's, they are now needing us to lend help with household chores, doctor appointments, and yard work. I promise to be there for my parents even though I'm sick myself. They are and have always been beautiful parents... it's my turn to give back.

Sandra — I am a patient, my husband is my caregiver. I worry about him as much as he worry's about me. I promise to make sure this coming year to make sure he gets some "ME" time.
My cousin is a caregiver to her husband in his last stage of his life. I will give her "ME" time, by offering to take a day at his nursing home, so she can just rest. Even though I'm a patient, I can still go sit and visit with my cousin's husband for a day! Sandra McElgunn American Behcet's Disease Ass. President

Peter — I promise to prompt my mother-in-law's 13 grandkids each month for the next three months to send photos and messages to her Presto Mail address.

Peter — I will go over to my 89 year-old mother-in-law's house every month to ensure she has paper and ink in her Presto Printing Mailbox.

Anonymous — I promise to meet with my mother and talk to her and make sure she feels supported, she is dealing with some depression recently and I want to make sure she feels valued and takes positive steps toward growth.

Kathy — I promise to support my mother and my in-laws as they age, and to always pray for others in need.

Anonymous — I promise to call my mom more often.

Vicki — A friend is up at Mayo Clinic for 100 days following a bone marrow transplant. I am going up for 5 days in Dec. to spend time with her and to give her mother a break.

Anonymous — I once was a caregiver and am now a senior citizen with terminal cancer, I promise to fight it to the best of my ability by diet, excercise and a positive outlook and possibly help others achieve the same goal.

Heather — I promise to call and visit my grandma more often.

Anonymous — I promise to visit my dad after surgery.

Julia — I promise to open my eyes and heart to friends and strangers who are caregivers. I will be there more for my grandmother and will also become more involved in my community.

Gail — To provide spirutal encouragement and comfort for caregivers on my three pages on Facebook
Because You Care
When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers
When Someone You Love Has Cancer
It is a joy to get to know and touch the lfie of a caregiver!

Susan — I promise to continue regular donations to our Vets.

Susan — I promise to continue regular donations to Mission of Deeds in Reading, Ma to help displaced families.

Susan — I promise to help/visit as much as possible my out of state aging parents - dad with dementia and mom as a caregiver.

Gail — Donate food and contribute to fund supporting family.

Michele — I promise, starting right now, to make sure what has happened to my care recipient, myself, my husband and our two minor children over the past 3 1/2 years, by our immediate family, NEVER HAPPENS TO ANOTHER FAMILY CAREGIVER. If family refuses and friends have their own lives, it needs to be shouted to all that organizations like Lotsa Helping Hands, caring.com, NFCA and more becoming available ay an increasing rate, WILL HELP YOU. That is my promise.

Barry — I promise to support my niece through her latest medical struggles

Hal — I promise to better support my aging parents, to visit them more frequently (they're out of state), and to continue to help them better navigate the Medicare system.

Paul — I promise to help my elderly neighbors clear snow from their walks and driveways this winter.

Anonymous — I promise to offer to look after my uncle so that my aunt can enjoy some much needed "me time" during his surgery recovery.

Anonymous — I promise to help my community in any way that is needed. We all need to be good neighbors.

Anonymous — I promise to visit my parents out of state and give my mother, who is caring for my father after surgery, a break plus some serious grandbaby time.

Chris — I am going to go visit my mom who is caring for my dad after surgery.

Courtney — I promise to call my grandma more often.

Chris — I am going to go visit my mom who is caring for my dad after surgery.

Sara — I promise to give a caregiver I know a much deserved break - by offering to watch the kids one Saturday morning.

Anonymous — I can help my mom as she cares for my dad.

Anonymous — I promise to help around the house (laundry, cleaning etc) for my friend whose husband just had a stroke.

Anonymous — I promise to help my sister.

Anonymous — My neighbor is caring for her husband who has alzheimer's. I will promise to offer to help with yard work and taking out the trash.

Anonymous — I can give my grandpa rides to his doctor's appointments.

Mike — My sister's husband was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I can help her out around the house.

Kelly — I can help around my community: collecting donations, giving rides, etc. to help families and those in need.

Carol — My neighbor's husband is overseas in the army. I can promise to organize play dates for our kids so that she can take a break.

Bill — I can bring a meal to my coworker, who is caring for his mom.

Jeanine — I promise to help a caregiver to give back to all those who helped me when I cared for my husband.

Anonymous — I am a nurse and I would like to help others when not at work.

Chris — My best friend is raising three children and caring for her mom who has dementia. I promise to deliver a meal, or grab her groceries to help her a little.

Anonymous — I promise to help the military and families of deployed soldiers.

Susan — I'm a retired elementary teacher and will promise to volunteer at a local hospice.

Anonymous — I want to give my sister a break, once a week, as she cares for her mother in law.

Anonymous — My neighbor was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I want to bring her family meals once a week.

Dan — I will shovel my elderly neighbor's driveway this winter.

Christine — I'd like to use my days off to help those in need in my community.

Jane — I am going to drive my Aunt to chemo to give my mom a break.

David — I want to visit my grandmother more often.

Total Promises Made:
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