You provide a safe and loving home to your grandchildren or other relatives in your care. We think you are doing something grand for children every day of the year.
As part of our week-long celebration of Grandparents Day, Generations United recognizes, honors, and thanks grandfamilies.
More than 7.8 million children across the country live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment saves U.S. taxpayers more than $6.5 billion dollars each year. Learn more about Grandfamilies.
Here are some suggestions for how your grandfamily can Do Something Grand during Grandparents Week.
Share Grand Successes
As part of Grandparents Week, we highlight just some of the many successful people raised by their grandparents in a publication called Grand Successes: Stories of lives well-raised. It profiles individuals ranging from a business leader, an NFL player, a recent college graduate, to the President of the United States.
During Grandparents Week, we encourage you to read and talk about it together as a grandfamily. Sign up to receive alerts from Generations United to get a first look this exciting new resource and share it with your friends.
Pledge Your Support
Policies and programs should provide more support to grandfamilies like yours. Pledge your support for improved legal, health, educational, financial, and other policies for grandfamilies by signing Generations United’s Grandfamilies Pledge. Generations United will share your pledge with policymakers and other decision makers to secure a better tomorrow for grandparents and the children they are raising.
Looking for more ideas for Doing Something Grand during the week of Grandparents Day? Visit our Take Action Guide.
Stay Connected with Generations United All Year-Long
Generations United improves the lives of children, youth, and older adults all year-long.
- Sign-up for Generations This Week
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
- Access resources for grandfamilies at Generations United’s National Center for Grandfamilies
- Attend the Generations United International Conference July 30 – August 2, 2013 and plan for Grandparents Day 2013!