Raffle To Benefit Local Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
White Plains, NY - Would you like a luxurious vacation in a sunny location – a relaxing getaway from winter’s wind and snow? If so, consider donating $10 for a raffle ticket to win a week at a timeshare in Florida.The raffle is sponsored by the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services and will benefit its Grandparents Coalition, which helps grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The donation for the seven-day stay at the Blue Tree Resort is $10 per ticket.
The Public/Private Partnership raises money to supplement programs of Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). The drawing for the timeshare will take place on March 15.
The winner must use the timeshare within two years; transportation to Orlando is not included. The cost will be an additional $169 if the winner prefers a timeshare in another location in the United States or in another country.
The Grandparents Coalition sponsors events throughout the year including fund-raisers to help grandparents buy school supplies for their grandchildren in the fall and holiday gifts in December.
Grandparents raising grandchildren find themselves parenting for the second time because of a variety of circumstances. Many give up their jobs to care for their grandchildren. They struggle to support them with their basic needs but often no money remains for extras.
The Grandparents Coalition meets every other month at various locations. It is unique because it brings together agency professionals and grandparents who are on the front line of raising grandchildren.
The professionals help the grandparents with advocacy issues, coordinate activities and organize educational programs.