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
Aug 11, 2016

Making a Difference in the Life of a Child

UPO Foster Grandparents annually give over 182,000 volunteer hours, serving over 8,000 social economically disadvantaged children at 51 volunteer sites including Early Head Start/Head Start centers, Elementary Schools and Children’s Hospitals.

Foster Grandparents range in age from 55 to 107! Their wealth of experience and knowledge is productively utilized to facilitate educational achievement among DC’s youngest socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. 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.

This program seeks to improve the long-term health and well-being of senior volunteers and circulates seventy cents of every program dollar into the local low-income communities that our volunteers and students reside.

With a Mission to Unite People with Opportunities, UPO's Foster Grandparents program provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for persons aged 55 and older to engage in daily activities and provide services to children from birth to 21 years of age, to support them on their path to become self- sufficient members of the community.

Meet some of our Foster Grandparents:

View the attached PDF: Revisit with “America’s Grandma” our senior Foster Grand Parent Virginia McLaurin, now a 107 years old, who you see dancing with the President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama on our Project page and also meet three other dedicated Foster Grandparents.

View the attached NBC news report: Learn More about Foster Grandparents – Making a Difference

Thank you for supporting UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program.

UPO has a waiting list of 100 seniors applying to be Foster Grand Parents and 10 educational institutions seeking to join the program. Additionally every current partnering volunteer site has requested additional Foster Grandparents. We need more support to reach our Goal of $11,500. Please help by sharing this report with your friends on Social Media,


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United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @UPOinDC
Project Leader:
Mervyn Myers
Washington, DC United States
$10,276 raised of $15,000 goal
167 donations
$4,724 to go
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