2013-01-24 / Lifestyles

Foster grandparents honored by governor

Proclamation declares Jan. 22 as their day

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder issued a Certificate of Proclamation that honored the Foster Grandparent Programs in the State of Michigan by declaring January 22 as Foster Grandparent Volunteer Day.

Each year more than 1,100 Foster Grandparents volunteer approximately 1,000,000 hours of service to children with exceptional and special needs helping them overcome various educational and life skill challenges.

The Foster Grandparent Programs provide adults age 55 and over and on limited income the opportunity to engage in challenging and meaningful volunteer service.

There are 19 Foster Grandparent Programs in Michigan.

Along with the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, local sites recognize the positive impact of the Foster Grandparents; their nurturing, mentoring and overall efforts have contributed greatly to the lives of many children, and have helped strengthen the communities of Menominee-Delta and Schoolcraft Counties.

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