Remember the excitement around the starting of each NEW school year… you may have enjoyed connecting or reconnecting with friends, teachers, family, or you may have enjoyed getting your supplies etc.
Help us share excitement about school with children and families who are in need and are unable to live with their biological parents.
The Relatives as Parents Program, “RAPP”, seeks your support in providing school supplies to children who live with their grandparents and other relatives parenting the children of others.
Any group can organize a Community Service Project and help local families.
Why do these children need help? RAPP families need help because unexpectedly parenting someone else’s child is challenging. RAPP families are responsible adults who are committed to helping children and have a more stable home life. These families understand the impact on life created during childhood years and the importance on long-term growth and outcomes.
The Relatives as Parents Program is a part of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services’ Family and Children’s Division and has been a partner in the community since 2003.
Email Teresa Bryant or call her at (336) 703-3744 to organize your community service project.
Click here to view the flyer listing supplies that are needed.
Click here to view a list of the community groups, organizations, and individual donors who helped last year.
Who are some relatives raising children (also called Relative Caregivers) in our community?