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Sep 11, 2018

Please Help! Our FGPs and Kids need your support

Global Bonus Day Campaign 2018

Wednesday September 12th – Thurday September 13th  

Join us for a GlobalGiving First. A Bonus Day that will be running for 33 hours! Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program will be guaranteed a Proportional Match of a $50,000 incentive fund from GlobalGiving that will be shared based on the amount of funds we raise during the alloted time. 

UPO's Foster Grandparents (FGPs) provide critical mentoring and tutoring services daily to 15,000 social economically disadvantaged DC children from birth to 21 years of age in a variety of local settings. Help is needed to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. In addition we have a waiting list of 100 seniors to be FGPs, 10 educational institutions seeking to join the program and every current partnering volunteer site has requested additional FGPs. 

UPO’s Foster Grandparents program has aked us to please raise an additional $4,000 during the next 6 weeks, to insure there is adequate funding for training costs, materials, uniforms and travel expenses for the year ahead. 

Have you ever made a donation to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program?

When was the last time you made a donation to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program? 

In addition to the Global Bonus Day incentive, an anonymous donor has offered to match:

  • any first time donation received from any donor who has never made a gift to this project before
  • or any repeat donation from any donor who has not made a donation to this project during the past 6 months

that is received during the 33 hour Campaign! 

If either of these criteria apply to you, your gift can make a significant difference in the lives of our FGPs and our DC kids they mentor. Each gift will be matched at 100% and go twice as far in helping to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program! 

We thank you for making your first time donation to our project and welcome you to our family.                                                         

We thank you sincerely for your generous past support.

We invite you to continue your support of UPO’s mission of "uniting people with opportunities. 

Please make your donation any time during the 33 hours

commencing at 00:00:01 EDT (12:00.01 am) on Wednesday morning, September, 12,

and ending at 8:59:59 EDT (8:59.59 am) on Thursday morning, September, 13.

Aug 6, 2018

What percentage of DC children live in poverty?

Children being mentored by UPO Foster Grandparents
Children being mentored by UPO Foster Grandparents

Youth Week Campaign 2018 - Monday August 6th – Sunday August 12th

Twenty-six percent of DC's youth experience poverty! UPO's Foster Grandparent volunteers serve more than 15,000 children from low-income families. The children receive tutoring, mentoring, and emotional support from our dedicated volunteers, at Early Head Start/Head Start centers, Elementary Schools and Children's Hospitals throughout the District.

You can contribute to these children getting the nurturing attention, they so richly deserve. This is the perfect opportunity to double your impact.

$15 - Will provide a summer uniform for one Foster Grandparent

$25 - Will provide a week of transportation for one Foster Grandparent

$50 - Will provide 40 hours of training for five new Foster Grandparents

 

Youth Week Campaign is now in progress! GlobalGiving is celebrating our work until Sunday, August 12, by providing matching funds and bonus prizes! Here's how you can help right now: 

 

  • All new recurring donations this week, up to $200 per donor, will be matched at 100%, as long as it remains active for a minimum of 4 total payments, and will help to provide tutoring, mentoring, and emotional support for 15,000 children from low-income DC families. Please start your recurring donation today!
  • You can initiate a chance to win a bonus prize for the most donors to a project. Please tell 5 of your friends and family members about this great opportunity and ask them to join you in making a donation in support of tutoring, mentoring, and emotional support for 15,000 children from low-income DC families this week!
  • Already donated? Please share what made you donate on Facebook with a link to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program! 

 

 Here's your chance to rejoin the movement. We invite you to continue your generous support of UPO’s mission of "uniting people with opportunities"

 

Aug 6, 2018

How many homeless children live on DC streets?

Homeless Children
Homeless Children

Youth Week Campaign 2018 - Monday August 6th – Sunday August 12th

There are nearly 3,000 homeless children in Washington, DC! UPO's Shelter Hotline transports those children, and their families, to shelters during severe and extreme weather. Throughout the year, our drivers also distribute comfort items, including water, clothing, feminine products, and food trays to the homeless. 

Your gift can make a significant difference in the lives of these children. Each gift could be matched at 100% and go twice as far in helping DC's homeless youth!

 $15 - Will provide 24 pairs of white socks

 $25 - Will provide 200 bottles of cold beverages

 $50 - Will provide 15 food trays 

Youth Week Campaign is now in progress! GlobalGiving is celebrating our work until Sunday, August 12, by providing matching funds and bonus prizes! Here's how you can help right now: 

  • All new recurring donations this week, up to $200 per donor, will be matched at 100%, as long as it remains active for a minimum of 4 total payments, and will provide meaningful, dependable support for the homeless children of DC. Please start your recurring donation today!
  • You can initiate a chance to win a bonus prize for the most donors to a project. Please tell 5 of your friends and family members about this great opportunity and ask them to join you in supporting the homeless children of DC this week!
  • Already donated? Please share what made you donate on Facebook with a link to Help UPO Help the Homeless of DC! 

 

Here's your chance to rejoin the movement. We invite you to continue your generous support of UPO’s mission of "uniting people with opportunities"

 

 

 

Temporary Shelter from Heat for Homeless Children
Temporary Shelter from Heat for Homeless Children
 
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