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Seeking Foster Grandparents

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting members 55-and-over to serve as volunteers in local schools, libraries, Head Start programs and other nonprofit organizations throughout the East Bay. Talents and interests will be matched to the needs of children in the community.

Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend, ranging from $45 to $120 per week, which will not affect any federal, state or local benefit or entitlement. Foster grandparents also receive a travel allowance, meals during service, paid holidays and accident and liability insurance while serving.

Foster grandparenting is part of the East Bay Community Action Program. To become a foster grandparent, contact Diane Palmer, program coordinator, at 401-712-2743.

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