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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
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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Foster Grandparents mentoring DC Elementary Kids
Foster Grandparents mentoring DC Elementary Kids

Thank you, dear loyal friends, for your generous support of our Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program to date. We have received 36 donations raising a total of $2,880 towards our goal of $11,500 and your support is urgently needed to provide much needed funding to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs.

GlobalGiving is providing us with a great opportunity to accelerate the funds we raise; from Monday April 9th at 9:00am EDT through Friday April 13th GlobalGiving will match donations up to $50 at 50%, with $50,000 in matching funds available. This is our week to celebrate the power of the crowd and demonstrate that “little” donations add up to BIG change!

And these are the reasons why your support remains so vital!

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.

Annually, more than 200 Foster Grandparents put in more than 175,000 volunteer service hours – working one-on-one or in small groups mentoring more than 15,000 DC children.

Foster Grandparents serve where the need is the greatest and because of this, our youth receive tremendous academic benefits alongside life-changing personal development.The program provides fulfilling volunteer service opportunities for seniors 55 years and older giving them an opportunity to give back by sharing their experience and wisdom with children who value and cherish the lessons.

The Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by UPO and funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service Senior Corps (CNCS). CNCS is a Federal Government Program that provides grants to organizations committed to strengthening their communities through volunteer programs.

The funds raised by Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program helps us to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. These expenses are not covered by CNCS.

See how much your gift of up to $50 can help! So please take a moment to renew your support of Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program by making a “little” donation to our Little by Little Matching Campaign!

 $50,000 of Matching Funds are up for grabs, but we are competing with hundreds of other “good causes”, so please make your gift of up to $50 early say on Monday April 9th or Tuesday April 10th to be sure your gift qualifies for a match!

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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 provides fulfilling volunteer service opportunities for seniors 55 years and older giving them an opportunity to give back by sharing their experience and wisdom with children who value and cherish the lessons. This 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. Each year, more than 200 Foster Grandparents put in more than 175,000 volunteer service hours – working one-on-one or in small groups mentoring more than 15,000 DC children. Foster Grandparents serve where the need is the greatest and because of this, our youth receive tremendous academic benefits alongside life-changing personal development.

The Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by UPO and funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service Senior Corps (CNCS). CNCS is a Federal Government Program that provides grants to organizations committed to strengthening their communities through volunteer programs. However increasing pressure on the US Congress to reduce the burgeoning national debt by cutting budgets for entitlement programs has intensified the importance of growing fundraising for FGP from the private sector. Private foundation funding has increased in recent years and will continue to grow to replace government funding.

The funds raised by Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program helps us to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. These expenses are not covered by CNCS. We have a waiting list of more than 100 seniors volunteering to be FGPs, 10 educational institutions seeking to join the program and many current partner sites that have requested additional FGPs. Any expansion of the FGP program will have to be funded from private sector fundraising.

Funding for Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program had a slow start but the past four months we have experienced a dramatic increase in support for the project! See the attached joyous gathering of Foster Grandparents.

As explained above this project is funding an important part of the FGP program budget. We are extremely grateful for the 35 donations we have received to-date totaling $2,855 and ask for your continued support. Please also help us by spreading the word about the work of our dedicated FGP’s and the kids they serve by email to your friends and family and on social media.


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Last year Giving Tuesday was a record breaker, raising over $168 million for charitable organizations worldwide. Global Giving, host of our Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program, knows the importance of this day. That's why, this Giving Tuesday Global Giving is offering rewards to all organizations and all donors ALL DAY LONG!

The Giving Tuesday Campaign starts at 12:01am EST and ends at 23:59 pm EST on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.

These are the Giving Tuesday prizes that Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program can share in:                  

  • There will be a $75,000 Incentive Fund we will share in depending on how much we raise.
  • There will be 14 Bonus prizes up for grabs for most dollars raised and most donors donating.
  • New recurring donations up to $200 started on Giving Tuesday will receive a 100% Match.

UPO's Foster Grandparents Program operates at 48 locations in the District of Columbia and includes early education centers, public and charter schools, before and after-school programs, as well as youth programs. Each year, more than 200 Foster Grandparents (FGPs) put in more than 175,000 volunteer service hours – working one-on-one or in small groups. FGPs serve where the need is the greatest and because of this, our youth receive tremendous academic benefits alongside life-changing personal development. The program is funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). The funds raised by Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program helps us to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. These expenses are not covered by CNCS. 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. The funding we receive from CNCS covers the cost of our current program. Any expansion will have to be funded from private sector fundraising.

Dear loyal supporters, we are so grateful for your support! You have helped UPO raise $2,441 during the past eighteen months to help Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program.

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, our national day to be thankful for all our blessings we receive. Giving Tuesday is our national day to give back. With all the incentives being offered by Global Giving to match your giving, Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for you to renew your generous support for Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program. Your generous gifts on Giving Tuesday, will provide leverage for the Global Giving incentives to increase our total funds raised Today!

With the demand for the service of Foster Grandparents bursting at the seams, your support is critical to help to expand the program to meet the demand. Please make your Giving Tuesday donation Today!

Thank you in anticipation of your generous support. UPO wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!

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Established in 1965, UPO’s Foster Grandparent Program trains low-income seniors with caring spirits to provide critical mentoring and support to District children in a variety of local settings. The Foster Grandparent Program provides fulfilling volunteer service opportunities for individuals 55 years and older. This program is an opportunity for seniors to give back by sharing their experience and wisdom with children who value and cherish the lessons. This program operates at 48 locations in the District of Columbia and includes early education centers, public and charter schools, before and after-school programs, as well as youth programs. Each year, more than 200 Foster Grandparents put in more than 175,000 volunteer service hours – working one-on-one or in small groups. Foster Grandparents serve where the need is the greatest and because of this, our youth receive tremendous academic benefits alongside life-changing personal development.

United Planning Organization’s 2016 Annual Report was recently distributed. We are proud to share the Foster Grandparents Program Report in the attached PDF, which highlights this quality program’s achievements and outcomes during the past year.

The Program is sponsored by UPO and funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). The funds raised by this project Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program helps us to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel for more than 200 low-income DC senior volunteer FGPs. These expenses are not covered by CNCS. 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. The funding we receive from CNCS covers the cost of our current program. Any expansion will have to be funded from private sector fundraising.

We are truly grateful for your past support, but to be honest our fundraising achievement for Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program on GlobalGiving until a week ago has been disappointing.

This past week we have witnessed a miracle. Five generous gifts from new donors totaling $491 increased our total fundraising to-date by 77% to $1,125 from 18 gifts.

We are soon entering the giving season, Giving Tuesday is early this year on November 28, which is 5 weeks away. Help us get an early start with our year end fundraising by making your own gifts and sharing this Report with as many relatives and friends. Our Foster Grandparents and the kids they serve deserve the support


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United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Mervyn Myers
Washington, DC United States
$9,904 raised of $15,000 goal
 
164 donations
$5,096 to go
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