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Regarding Foster Grandparent Program

"I am writing on behalf of the Foster Grandparent program. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint has been an active partner in the Foster Grandparent program for more than five years. Each year several "grandparents"

are placed in our facility and charged with building relationships with the young people in our program and assisting them with everything from homework to playing games and activities.

The program addresses many of the basic needs for both the children and the seniors. Many of our youth struggle with consistent relationships with caring adults. The Foster Grandparents provide a calming and consistent influence for the children. They also encourage the development of respect among youth for older adults. This value has long implications in maintaining a civil society and understanding the dignity of the aging process. For the seniors in the program the work is life affirming; the experience contributes to vibrant and joyful living.

I believe the program is very cost effective model for achieving outcomes for both youth and seniors. The small investment assists in keeping seniors living independently, has long term health benefits of the seniors, and assists programs like the Boys & Girls Club in providing mission driven programs."

-- James Gaskin, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club

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Donations to Our Agency are Always Welcome

Donations go a long way to help support this important program.

Our program takes pride in the fact that less than 20% of our budget goes to administrative costs.

  • $25 would pay for recognition for one volunteer for one year
  • $200 would pay for one volunteer’s lunch for the year
  • $2,766 would fund the stipend for one volunteer for one year of service (1,044 hours)
  • $5,000 would cover the cost of one volunteer’s stipend, meal/travel reimbursement, recognition and supervision for one year

Contact Us

Family Service Agency

1422 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503

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Phone: 810-767-4014

The FSA is ...

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