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Help Grandparents Provide Back-to-School Supplies

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Help Grandparents Provide Back-to-School Supplies

July 31, 2012 - 19:02

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.

The Grandparents’ Coalition, through the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, would welcome your tax-deductible gift of $20, or any amount you choose. If you wish to give in honor of your child or grandchild, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of someone who was special to you, we will acknowledge your generosity.

Please send your contribution to the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, 9 S. First Ave., 10th Floor, Mount Vernon, N.Y. 10550-3414, Attn: Corina Sonara. Sonara is DSPS’ program administrator with the Grandparents Coalition.