Thank you for being a champion to our older adults in Arkansas! Now spread the love! You can select your preferred post donation graphic, click social media icon(s) and add a personal post comment. It can include a name of a person that compelled you to donate to this mission. Their name and yours will be added to our birthday project supporters featured on our website.
Together, we will provide the best quality of care to Arkansans during their tender years.
How it works.
Step One: Pledge your birthday
The first step is simple – just pledge your birthday by using the form above, and share your pledge via Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to let the world know you’re serious.
Step Two: Start a Campaign
When your birthday is near, we’ll remind you to start your campaign and ask your friends to donate to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program in celebration of your special day.
Step Three: Spread the Love
We’ll use the money you raise to provide high-quality training to caregivers in Arkansas and companionship and dignity to our older adults. When complete, you’ll see the IMPACT of your gift with photos of the graduates, family members and the older adults they are caring for.
What should I support.
$1,000 supports a low-income student to have access to high-quality education and become a certified nursing assistant to care for individuals in their home.
$500 supports a low-income adult to care for their loved ones at home. Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family members’ knowledge of caregiving and to introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care for an older adult in the home.
$500 supports training for a volunteer respite care provider. Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) is an education course that provides volunteer respite training to adults and teens who want to offer assistance to caregivers.