This Year's Project: Grow Our Volunteer Support
About Our Organization
Foster Grandparents change the lives of the children they serve and their own lives as well, while making a difference in their communities. Children receive much needed love, care, and assistance through one-on-one attention. Foster Grandparents remain active and engaged, knowing they are needed in their community.
Senior Companions make a difference in the lives of the adults they serve and their own lives as well, while making a difference in their communities. Adults served receive much needed love, care, and assistance through one-on-one attention from a Senior Companion Volunteer that they can not get from anyone else. There is no cost for Friendship!
All of our volunteers are 55 and up as is required to be a part of Senior Corp., and are matched with clients or schools in their local community.
Current Project: Grow Our Volunteer Support
Any funds raised in the Siouxland Big Give will be used to purchase recruitment materials and grow the program to what it is destined to become... something great!!! There are underserved areas we desire to meet needs in for both programs. Schools are asking for Foster Grandparents to support their classrooms and there are clients on hold in communities who do not have current volunteers for the Senior Companion Program.
We are thankful and grateful for any support raised for our programs.
We have a large shortfall of funds to cover transportation, especially within the Senior Companion Program. We need funds to reimburse the volunteers that go out every day and try to help people, all locally. We live in a rural part of the country and our volunteers have to put in more miles than expected to get clients to their Doctor appointments or just help with supplying groceries to the people they serve.