Grandparents receive funds
MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program Foundation will be granting $15,300 to the Menominee, Delta, and Schoolcraft Foster Grandparent Program. The funds will be used for the program’s operation for the 2012-2013 year.
“This year, we are able to increase our grant award by $2,100 over last year’s award as a direct result of the generous giving by the communities, local businesses, individuals and school fund-raisers,” said Cindy Brock, foundation president. “Events like the recent Foundation Fundraiser are not only community building, but bring a smile to your face. We all like to hear positive news and there are so many great stories about our 28th annual fundraiser.”
The funding will be directed for continuance of the program in schools and other locations, where Foster Grandparents are assigned to work with children needing extra help with studies and life skills.
Foster Grandparents are volunteers receiving a stipend for their services, which helps them with living expenses.
Donations to the program may be sent to P.O. Box 194, Rapid River, MI 49878.