NAFGPD Education Activities - FY15
NAFGPD has been actively advocating on behalf of the Foster Grandparent Program and its volunteers after the release of the President's Budget to FY2015.
Irma Klatt Tireless Volunteer
A while ago CNCS requested if programs had Veterans serving. A FGP Director in Montana responded with that information but also stated she had volunteers who had been in other supporting roles during the war. One of those volunteers was a Rosie the Riveter. After a lot of preparation between CNCS, NBC News, FGP Montana staff and the site where the volunteer serves, an NBC News team flew to Montana and spent 5 hours interviewing and recording. The segment, about a minute and 20 seconds, aired on Monday, May 28, 2012.The story is very interesting and the volunteer couldn’t have supported FGP more had her responses been scripted. Here is the website to view the interview:
FG, Irma Klatt interview on NBC Nightly News (12/28/12) Billings, MT:
Additional footage of interview of Irma Klatt:
Indiana Congressman Introduced Bill to Eliminate CNCS - NAFGPD Member Responds - Feb. 5, 2012
Click here for a recent editorial published in the The Journal Gazette, Ft. Wayne, Indianian. The article was written by NAFGPD board member, Jeanette De Vore. Jeanette produced an eloquent editorial that really speaks to why eliminating our volunteer programs would be so wrong. Thank you, Jeanette, for passionately representing the Foster Grandparent volunteers and the Foster Grandparent Program.
Jeanette's article can be found by clicking here.
Volunteer Survey Completed - Powerful Results
Thank you for the overwhelming response and participation. 203 Foster Grandparent Programs participated in the survey, resulting in 11,864 individual volunteer responses.
The survey was designed to identify the role of the non-taxable stipend in the lives of the Foster Grandparent volunteers nationwide. Historically, the stipend was awarded to enable limited income senior citizens the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities. By offering the non-taxable stipend, limited income senior citizens were able to defer the cost associated with volunteering.
The professional membership of NAFGPD believes that the significance of which our volunteers rely on the non-taxable stipend has increased dramatically over the last 46 years. NAFGPD, in conjunction with the support of Senior Corps leadership, launched the survey in August of 2011. Data was collected and aggregated during the months of October and November 2011.
Again, NAFGPD leadership and the survey committee would like to thank you for your participation.
Your NAFGPD Survey Committee
Denise Nelsen, Eileen Bostwick, Carol Childers, Barb Horneck and Kristen Tracy
Good Deed Organization Donation for 2012
NAFGPD and Good Deed have done it again!
For the third year in a row, Good Deed has presented NAFGPD with a donation check, this year in the amount of $1307.00!
And this donation is not just any donation: All FGP programs who buy from Good Deed helped make this donation happen! This is because for every purchase of member pins, aprons, smocks, and vests, Good Deed gives back a portion of sales to FGP! So, not only do FGP programs get to order 100% Made-In-USA clothing and also high-quality recognition items, but by doing so they put money right back into the pockets of NAFGPD!