Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Project (2) #9: Indiana, Foster Grandparent Program

I am late posting this here, but items can still be sent to this project...

From May 1 to June 15, we made items for the Foster Grandparent Program through ICAP (Interlocal Community Action Program) in Indiana. About the Program:

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors ages 55 or older opportunities to serve as mentors, role models and friends for children and youth. Foster Grandparents help children develop skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. They advise, teach life skills and give the consistent love and emotional support some children may not know.

Foster Grandparents help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring time and guide children at critical times in their lives. They may serve up to 20 hours per week in community organizations including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools and other youth facilities. Foster Grandparents help strengthen the community by providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford. They give their life experiences and their talent to improve the lives of children in need.

We have been asked to make hats and mittens for 4-5 year old children of both genders. You may choose the color, style/pattern, and fiber, keeping in mind that ALL potentially ALLERGENIC fibers should be clearly labeled, and ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE MACHINE WASHABLE.

Mail items to:
Henry County Interlocal CAP
c/o Cindy Alexander
615 St. Rd. 38 W
P.O. Box 449 New Castle, IN 47362

Please remember to include the Sharing Our Gifts tag (or a tag you make that indicates that the item(s) are from Sharing Our Gifts. Happy Creating!


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