National Caregivers Day

National Caregivers Day, also known as ‘Thank A Caregiver Day,’ is celebrated each February and is a time to recognize and honor caregivers across the country. We encourage you to join us on Friday, February 16, and thank all caregivers for their contributions to their families, friends, and communities.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” – Rosalynn Carter

Celebrate on Social Media

Highlight the caregivers in your life by sharing with your social media networks. Amplify RCI’s posts or share your own caregiving story. Like, share, retweet! Tag @rcicaregiving and use the hashtags #ThankACaregiver and #NationalCaregiversDay in your posts so that we can share them with our online communities.

Caregiver Stories

Stories are the foundation of our movement, offering a glimpse into the daily challenges and joys we face as caregivers. They demonstrate how essential we are and how critically we need support. Sharing your story can fuel advocacy efforts, change minds, and make a difference.

Advocates In Action

Malia Fredrick

Sarah Rasby

Ursula Garcia-Mayes

To learn more about how to become an advocate, visit

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Crisis Text Line

If you are a caregiver in need of support, you can text TOUGH to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

Manage Your Stress

A free mini course through the mental wellbeing app, Unwinding with Sharecare, which is available to all caregivers.

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Emergency Preparedness

A toolkit to support caregivers of Veterans and the unique challenges they may face in times of disaster. 

Develop Your Disaster Plan

RCI Founder's Fund

The RCI Founder’s Fund was launched in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and her commitment to our mission of promoting the health, strength, and resilience of family caregivers. The need to support caregivers is as clear and urgent as ever. There are more than 53 million Americans who serve as a caregiver to someone who is ill, aging, or disabled.

By making a contribution to the RCI Founder’s Fund, you will help advance Mrs. Carter’s vision and preserve her legacy of advocacy on behalf of caregivers.

Helping Yourself Help Others

Rosalynn Carter with Susan K. Golant

With a new foreword from Jennifer Olsen and Paurvi Bhatt

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