Grandparents who are raising grandchildren are already looking ahead to September, when they will need to find a way to pay for back-to-school supplies. You can help ease their minds.
Through donations, the Grandparents Coalition of Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) will help provide a student being raised by a grandparent with new notebooks, pens and other basic tools of learning.
There are some 4,740 grandparents in Westchester County who have sole responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Many of them receive little or no subsidies for their grandchildren, and often have left retirement and returned to work to provide for them. Some must hold down two jobs to meet expenses, and even then skimp on their own personal and medical needs to put any money toward back-to-school supplies.