There are 4,740 grandparents in Westchester alone who are responsible for raising their grandchild or grandchildren. For these seniors it is not always easy to make ends meet. Many of these grandparents do not receive subsidies and have no choice but to leave retirement to provide for their grandchildren.
September is just around the corner, and they will have to a way to pay for back-to-school supplies such as new notebooks, pens and backpacks.
This is why the Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) is helping to collect donations to make the start of school a little easier. Just $20 or $25 to the Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services will go a long way to ease a family’s burden.
Let’s make this September a little easier for these grandparents. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to the attention of Corina De Leon, DSPS’ program administrator of the Grandparents Coalition at the Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, 9 S. First Ave., 10th floor, Mount Vernon, N.Y. 10550-3414.
For more information call (914) 813-6393.