Media Release

Foster Grandparents Recognition Luncheon

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County's Foster Grandparent Program will recognize its volunteers at a luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Best Western Gateway Grand (4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville).

The luncheon is by invitation only, but the media is invited to cover it.

The Foster Grandparent Program was established in Alachua County in 1973.  It is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.

Volunteers serve throughout the county in child care centers, elementary schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and other sites.

In exchange for their service, the volunteers receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour, meals, assistance with transportation, and supplemental insurance.

The program is accepting applications for new volunteers. Applicants must be Alachua County residents 55 or over.  They must be in relatively good health, enjoy working with children and meet federal income guidelines.

For more information and an application, contact the Foster Grandparent Program Office at 352-264-6758.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).