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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
Jul 17, 2018

Bonus Day 50% Match will help us reach our GOAL!

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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United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @UPOinDC
Project Leader:
Mervyn Myers
Washington, DC United States
$9,961 raised of $15,000 goal
 
165 donations
$5,039 to go
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