Take Action

Grandparents Day is a time to Do Something Grand! It is a call to action for grandparents and people of all ages to join together and advocate on behalf of America’s future: our children and youth.  Check out some of the great activities and events held across the country for Grandparents Day.

Grandparents Day Take Action GuideOur Take Action Guide provides you with the tools to make a lasting impact in your communities and for the next generation. You can tailor these ideas to best fit your community. Whether you’re coordinating local backpack drives to prevent hunger or calling your Members of Congress about the importance of Social Security for children, your actions will help spur our country to Do Something Grand!  You can download your copy here or contact Generations United to request a hard copy of the guide.

Grandparents and Older Adults We’re asking you to commit to Do Something Grand and share your wisdom, perspectives and key civic values with young people.

Children, Youth, and Younger Adults We’re asking you to commit to Do Something Grand and connect with your grandparents or older adults in your community.

Grandfamilies: 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.

Intergenerational Programs: You are doing something grand every time you bring younger and older people together. We’re asking you to plan and coordinate grand intergenerational activism projects.

Together, older and younger people can reach out to decision makers and begin one of the most important dialogues in our history: discussing how, as a country, we can address the many challenges facing future generations—from literacy to health and wellness to financial stability.

What better way to celebrate the contributions of grandparents to our Nation than joining together and reaching for greater heights for our future!

To help make Grandparents Day a success, Generations United is encouraging partners and others across the country to Do Something Grand all week long.

Request a Proclamation for Grandparents Day. Contact your Mayor and/or Governor and request a proclamation for Grandparents Day! Feel free to use our sample text.

Do you use Facebook or Twitter? Check out the ways you can use Facebook and Twitter to #DoSomethingGrand.