Friday, September 13, 2013

Waco Outreach Thankful for School Uniform Vouchers

Waco Outreach is thankful for the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging's support of our grandparent families for the upcoming school year. Since 2011, the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging has provided vouchers for Grandparents As Parents Program (GAPP) participants to purchase school clothing for their grandchildren.

This year, over 20 GAPP families were presented with vouchers to buy new school uniforms for every grandchild in their household under the age of 18. Grandparents received a $100 gift voucher, per child, to purchase everything from uniform apparel, shoes, belts and other items. Over 40 grandchildren in the Waco area were served this year!

Voucher recipients were very grateful for the assistance and were pleased to have the opportunity to shop for back-to-school clothes without worrying about the cost. It is our hope that this collaborative effort in providing school clothing to deserving families will be a longstanding partnership for years to come.

Below are photos of three grandparents who received the school uniform vouchers for their grandchildren.

Thank you to Rehan McNeil, Waco Outreach GAPP Coordinator, who provided the story and photos.

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