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This year’s theme is “Dig in! Bringing generations to the table.” We’re urging all ages to learn about and participate in intergenerational nutrition programs and solutions to food insecurity.

We developed the following resources to support your promotional efforts. Be sure to visit this page on the days leading up to Grandparents Day for suggested tweets and Facebook posts to help us spread the word.

Facebook It!

Like Generations United’s Facebook page. If you are unable to post your own Facebook posts, please like or share our posts. If you can, tag us in your post. Below are suggested tweets for specific days.

Post now:

Our friends at @GenerationsUnited invite you to #DoSomethingGrand in honor of #GrandparentsDay (Sept. 8). They’ve put together a host of ways you can get involved. Find out how at www.grandparentsday.org.

Encourage your friends and family, or help them, swap their regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes their grandparents and/or grandchildren and keep it up throughout the week. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

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Post on Sept. 3:

We remember Michelle Singletary’s @washingtonpost column on the proposed change to SNAP and its impact on vulnerable populations — especially grandfamilies like the one she grew up in, raised by her “Big Mama”. Learn more at buff.ly/2MiTyEh #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Swap your regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

If you’re in or near Chicago on #GrandparentsDay, celebrate at a participating Chicagoland @Culvers. Treat the “grand,” snap a photo with them and post it to #GrandparentsDayCulversWay! For each hashtagged photo on Instagram, they’ll donate $1 to help support Generations United’s work. Learn more at https://buff.ly/2YRRhqb #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

This #GrandparentsDay, get inspired by @EdenCommunities’ The Big Lunch and start sharing food with your young and old neighbors. Learn more at buff.ly/2t6JFyu #DoSomethingGrand | attached image: http://bit.ly/2SYhyha

#DoSomethingGrand and take a cue from an #intergenerational lunch program at Iowa City Senior Center that let kids eat free. Learn more at buff.ly/2YyMU2V #GrandparentsDay | Attached image: http://bit.ly/2YBKm4j

Read @GenerationsUnited‘s Hunger and Nutrition report (http://bit.ly/2wJVNb6) to learn about #intergenerational solutions to food insecurity. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

In or near Bad Axe, MI on #GrandparentsDay? Make sure to check out the Johnny Prill Family’s 12 annual free concert at Courtney Manor Nursing Home! Learn more at https://www.nationalgrandparentsday.com/free-grandparents-day-concert/johnny-prill.html @nationalgrandparentsday #DoSomethingGrand | attached image: http://bit.ly/2MWoryi

Post on Sept. 4:

Check out our Take Action Guide (https://goo.gl/hPJVrW) and plan an intergenerational service activity for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand

Last year, @GenerationsUnited and @foodresearchandactioncenter discussed solutions to food insecurity for young and old in a #Twitterchat. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2YAhC7T #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Hunger doesn’t discriminate by age. Learn how hunger solutions can bring generations together at http://bit.ly/2YAcOj3 #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Learn how @ColumbusRecParks’ partnership with an affordable-housing developer is connecting young & old through a summer lunch program. Read the story at http://bit.ly/2YDqjCC @columbusgov #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

In or near Riverdale, NY on #GrandparentsDay? Celebrate at @hebrewhome! #DoSomethingGrand | attached image: http://bit.ly/2OVrKZe

Don’t forget to swap your Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren @generationsunited. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 5:

#DoSomethingGrand and volunteer with your grandchild or grandfriend at a community kitchen! #GrandparentsDay.| Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about the St. Louis Meal Runners in Lemay, Missouri? They’re a part of the St. Louis-area @MealsonWheelsAmerica. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YD71cr #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

Leading up to #GrandparentsDay, we remember the older adult who started an agricultural program that teaches young people of color gardening practices. Learn more at buff.ly/2CLtTRq via @onmilwaukee #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying images: http://bit.ly/2KjRCIZ

The Danny Woo Community Garden is connecting all ages in Seattle’s Chinatown. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2YjqinT #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2Kd73UA

You can still encourage your friends and family to swap your regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes their grandparents and/or grandchildren. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 6:

If you’re not familiar with @feedingamerica, check out their work at https://www.feedingamerica.org/ #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DoSomethingGrand and learn how @cuyamacacollege’s #intergenerational garden helps all ages at buff.ly/2KaufVd #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2GJgpoD

#DYK about the Hunger Outreach Team (HOT) in Worcester, MA? The idea came after years of @WorcesterStateUniversity students working in their local food banks and food pantries as part of their studies. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YizVTX #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

This #GrandparentsDay & #FlashbackFriday, we remember when @FoodNutriMag listed Generations United among their “7 top hunger organizations” of 2013! See the list at http://bit.ly/2YlNm5E #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2YxpI5m

#DYK about the #Intergenerational Campus Kitchens Project at @dccentralkitchen? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YE7yus #DoSOmethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

It’s not too late to show off your grandparents and/or grandchildren in your Facebook profile or cover photos. @generationsunited. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

Check out the winners of @Legacycubed’s Listen to a Life Essay Contest https://goo.gl/64Vojr #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

The New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, which ran from 2007 to 2012, recognized that over 200,000 children in the state were hungry over summer months. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YlIM7b #DoSomethingGrand #Grandparents Day | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

The Cherry Street Community Orchard in Milwaukee, WI, is an #intergenerational garden that benefits all ages. Learn more at buff.ly/2u4HLiq #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2LWqTFx

Once you’re familiar with @feedingamerica, use their database (http://bit.ly/2YEcPlK) to locate your local food bank and get involved with a grandchild. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about The Great Friendship Link & The Backyard Produce Project at @SunshineCare in Poway, California? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YB9IuV #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

Use your Facebook profile or cover photo space to highlight a wonderful grandparent and/or grandchild. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 8:

Happy #GrandparentsDay! #DoSomethingGrand

This #GrandparentsDay, #DoSomethingGrand and sign up for Legacy Project’s Listen to a Life Contest, which starts today! Learn more at https://goo.gl/64Vojr @generationsunited

Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Use #GrandparentsDay as a way to connect with grandchildren or a grandfriend by cooking together #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about Five & Fit in Philadelphia? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YF5IJQ #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about @accaging’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Athens, GA? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YBaecl #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

Continue celebrating Grandparents Day as part of Intergenerational Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Honor your grandparents/grandfriends by swapping out your regular Facebook profile and cover photo with one of them. (back to top)

Memes

We have an image gallery with memes to support your outreach. (Click the thumbnails to view enlarged memes.) Download the images by right-clicking, then selecting “Save image as…” Please feel free to Tweet as well as post to Instagram and Facebook. (back to top)

Tweet It!

Be sure to follow and re-tweet @GensUnited or use the sample tweets below. We’re using the hashtag #DoSomethingGrand to keep the conversation going about all of the events surrounding grandparents day.

Post now:

Commit to #DoSomethingGrand for #GrandparentsDay. Check out these awesome ideas at grandparentsday.org

Post on Sept. 3:

We remember @SingletaryM’s piece on the proposed change to SNAP and its impact on vulnerable populations — esp. grandfamilies like the one she grew up in, raised by her “Big Mama”. Learn more at buff.ly/2MiTyEh #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Change your twitter photo or help a grand friend change theirs in honor of #grandparentsday. #DoSomethingGrand too.

Near Chicago on #GrandparentsDay? Stop at a participating Chicagoland @culvers. Treat the “grand,” snap a pic w them & post to #GrandparentsDayCulversWay! For each hashtagged photo on Instagram, they’ll donate $1 to @GensUnited. Info: https://buff.ly/2YRRhqb #DoSomethingGrand | attach accompanying social media card]

This #GrandparentsDay, get inspired by @edencommunities’ The Big Lunch and start sharing food with your young and old neighbors. Learn more at buff.ly/2t6JFyu #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2SYhyha

#DoSomethingGrand and take a cue from an #intergenerational lunch program at Iowa City Senior Center that let kids eat free. Learn more at buff.ly/2YyMU2V #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2YBKm4j

Read our Hunger and Nutrition report at urle.me/8K1 to learn about #intergenerational solutions to food insecurity. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

In or near Bad Axe, MI on #GrandparentsDay? Make sure to check out the Johnny Prill Family’s 12 annual free concert at Courtney Manor Nursing Home! Learn more at https://www.nationalgrandparentsday.com/free-grandparents-day-concert/johnny-prill.html #DoSomethingGrand | attached image: http://bit.ly/2MWoryi

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Post on Sept. 4:

Check out our Take Action Guide (https://goo.gl/hPJVrW) and plan an intergenerational service activity for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand

Last year, we participated in a #twitterchat with @factweets to discuss solutions to food insecurity for young and old. Learn more at urle.me/8K2 #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Hunger doesn’t discriminate by age. Learn how hunger solutions can bring generations together at urle.me/8K3 #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Learn how @ColsRecParks’ partnership with an affordable-housing developer is connecting young & old through a summer lunch program. Read the story at http://bit.ly/2YDqjCC @columbusgov #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

#Intergenerational Community was a program offered by @FoodBankWMA that targeted families with members of all ages. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

In or near Riverdale, NY on #GrandparentsDay? Celebrate at @RiverSpringHlth! #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: http://bit.ly/2OVrKZe%5D

Don’t forget to switch your FB and Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday (back to top)

Post on Sept. 5:

#DoSomethingGrand and volunteer with your grandchild or grandfriend at a community kitchen! #GrandparentsDay. Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about the St. Louis Meal Runners in Lemay, Missouri? They’re a part of the St. Louis-area @_mealsonwheels. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YD71cr #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

Leading up to #GrandparentsDay, we remember the older adult who started an agricultural program that teaches young people of color gardening practices. Learn more at buff.ly/2CLtTRq via @onmilwaukee #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying images http://bit.ly/2KjRCIZ

The Danny Woo Community Garden is connecting all ages in Seattle’s Chinatown. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2YjqinT #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2Kd73UA

Don’t forget to switch your FB & Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 6:

If you’re not familiar with @feedingamerica, check out their work at https://www.feedingamerica.org/ #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DoSomethingGrand and learn how @cuyamacacollege’s #intergenerational garden helps all ages at buff.ly/2KaufVd #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2GJgpoD

#DYK about the Hunger Outreach Team (HOT) in Worcester, MA? The idea came after years of @worcesterstate students working in their local food banks and food pantries as part of their studies. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YizVTX #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

This #GrandparentsDay & #FlashbackFriday, we remember when @FoodNutriMag listed Generations United among their “7 top hunger organizations” of 2013! See the list at http://bit.ly/2YlNm5E #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2YxpI5m

#DYK about the #Intergenerational Campus Kitchens Project at @dcck? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YE7yus #DoSOmethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

In honor of #GrandparentsDay, show off your gp/grandfriends in your FB & Twitter profile/cover photos. #DoSomethingGrand. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 7:

Check out this yr’s winners of @legacycubed’s Listen to a Life Essay Contest – https://goo.gl/64Vojr – #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday

It’s not rocket science. Get a shot and protect your family for #GrandparentsDay! Wear the #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at https://goo.gl/yM9jV2 #DoSomethingGrand

The New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, which ran from 2007 to 2012, recognized that over 200,000 children in the state were hungry over summer months. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YlIM7b #DoSomethingGrand #Grandparents Day | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

The Cherry Street Community Orchard in Milwaukee, WI, is an #intergenerational garden that benefits all ages. Learn more at buff.ly/2u4HLiq #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying image: http://bit.ly/2LWqTFx

Once you’re familiar with @feedingamerica, use their database (urle.me/8KB) to locate your local food bank and get involved with a grandchild. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about The Great Friendship Link & The Backyard Produce Project at @sunshinecareal in Poway, California? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YB9IuV #DoSOmethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DoSomethingGrand & help your grandparents or grandfriend switch their Twitter profile/cover pics to an #intergenerational one #grandparentsday.

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Posts on Sept. 8: 

Happy #GrandparentsDay! #DoSomethingGrand

Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Use #GrandparentsDay as a way to connect with grandchildren or a grandfriend by cooking together #DoSomethingGrand | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about Five & Fit in Philadelphia? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YF5IJQ #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DYK about @accaging’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Athens, GA? Read the full story at http://bit.ly/2YBaecl #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay | Accompanying social media card: http://bit.ly/2KkV99P

#DoSomethingGrand & continue celebrating #GrandparentsDay as part of #Intergenerational Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL

Honor your grandparents/grandfriends. Swap out your regular Twitter profile & cover photo w/ 1 of them. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay (back to top)

Newsletters

Get Ready for Grandparents Day – Sept. 9!
Our friends at Generations United invite you to Do Something Grand in honor of Grandparents Day. Visit www.grandparentsday.org to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved.

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