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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 19, 2017 12:20 pm

70 foster grandparents honored at luncheon

CODY THOMPSON | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne's Foster Grandparent Program honored its volunteers Friday at a luncheon at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation's Community Center.

Seventy grandparents were scheduled to be recognized.

The program matches volunteers with low-income children, where the volunteers serve as a foster grandparents for the children whose parents are often too busy to give them the attention they need.

"It very much enriches the community," Director Shelley Philipps said.

Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and transportation reimbursement. 

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