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Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program

by United Planning Organization
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program

Global Giving offers a 100% Match during the September 2018 Recurring Match Campaign

Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program has been fortunate to be invited to participate in the Global Giving Recurring Match Campaign from Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28, 2018!

This is a great opportunity, and here’s how it works.

Make your Year End Campaign gift to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program this week and spread your payments over 4 months!

  • The initial gift of a new recurring donation will be matched 100% up to $200 per donor
  • To be eligible for matching, the recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (a minimum of 4 donations total). So, for example, if you start a new recurring donation this month, keep it active through October, November, and December, then your initial donation from September will be matched 100%.

For example: Make a commitment to donate $100 to Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program’s Year End Campaign. Initiate a recurring donation of $25 this month, for at least 4 months through October, November and December and your September donation will be matched 100%!

UPO Foster Grandparents (FGPs) annually give over 180,000 volunteer hours, serving over 15,000 social economically disadvantaged children at 60 volunteer sites in Washington, DC including Early Head Start/Head Start centers, Elementary Schools and Children's Hospitals. Volunteers engage in tutoring, mentoring, social emotional support and assisting students in learning programs in cooperation with school systems. Proven outcomes are improved school readiness and K-12 success.

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.

Here's how you can help:

Please Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program Year End Campaign right now:

Initiate a recurring donation! All new recurring donations this week will be matched at 100% (as long as they remain active for 4 payments), and will give meaningful, dependable support for our work.

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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.

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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"

 

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UPO’s Foster Grandparent Program trains low-income seniors with caring spirits to provide attention, guidance, and support to DC children in a variety of local settings, including early education centers, elementary schools, hospitals, and youth programs. Volunteering as a Foster Grandparent (FGP) is the perfect opportunity for individuals aged 55 and older to share their experience and wisdom with children who will cherish the lessons to be learned. 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.

Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program has set a GOAL to raise an additional $1,070 during the next few weeks to provide a weekly stipend for 10 additional FGP’s in an effort to support the urgent need for more FGP’s to provide critical mentoring and tutoring services daily to DC children from birth to 21 years of age in a variety of local settings.

GlobalGiving Rewards Bonus Day tomorrow, Thursday July 18, will provide us with a great opportunity to meet our GOAL.

Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program! Our Superstar Ranking with GlobalGiving, earned with your support, will enable us to receive a 50% Match for each dollar we raise on GlobalGiving Rewards Bonus Day tomorrow, Thursday July 18.

The Rewards Bonus Day starts at 9:00:01 EDT tomorrow Thursday July 18 that is when the $120,000 in one-time matching funds will become available. The day ends at 11:59:59 EDT, however the matching funds may be used up much earlier in the day.

Thank you, dear loyal friends, for your generous support of Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program. Your support has helped to ensure that we always have sufficient funds to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. Here’s how we can raise $1,070 in 15 hours on Thursday July 18 to provide a weekly stipend for 10 additional FGP’s in an effort to support the urgent need for more FGP’s to provide critical mentoring and tutoring services daily to DC children!

To date 42 donations have been made to Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program. If each one of us makes an additional donation of at least $17 to Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program tomorrow, Thursday July 18, we will raise $714. If all our donations qualify for 50% matching funds we have the possibility of raising $1,071, which will provide the total needed to reach our GOAL.

The start time is 9:00:01 EDT on July 18. That is when the $120,000 in one-time matching funds will become available. Please make your donation as early as possible in the day to ensure that your donation is matched!

As always thank you for your generous support of a very meaningful program that touches so many lives.

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Foster Grandmothers  deserve respect and support
Foster Grandmothers deserve respect and support

MOTHERS DAY CAMPAIGN 100% MATCH for monthly gifts!

Thank you, dear loyal friends, for your generous support of our Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program to date.

We have a great opportunity to double your donations to UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program and help us in our ongoing fight against Poverty as the Community Action Agency of Washington DC for the past 55 years!

UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program will earn a 100% match from GlobalGiving for all new monthly donations of up to $200 started during the MOTHERS DAY CAMPAIGN MAY 1 -13, after four monthly installments have been paid.

UPO’s Foster Grandparent (FGP) Program trains low-income Washington DC seniors to provide critical mentoring and emotional support to District children in a variety of local settings. The program operates at 48 locations in the District of Columbia and includes early education centers, public and charter schools, before and after-school programs, youth programs and hospitals.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th, so it’s time to celebrate motherhood and recognize all mother figures including those UPO Foster Grandmothers who annually give over 180,000 volunteer hours, serving over 15,000 social economically disadvantaged children at 60 volunteer sites in Washington, DC

MAY IS COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH.

PLEASE DONATE NOW in honor of Foster Grandmothers who deserve our respect and support!                                     

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United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Mervyn Myers
Washington, DC United States
$7,358 raised of $11,500 goal
 
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