Sunbeam Partners with Areawide Aging Agency, Generations United and TRIAD to provide school supply assistance to grandparents raising their grandchildren
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – On July 24, Sunbeam Family Services once again partnered with Areawide Aging Agency, Generations United and TRIAD, a collaboration of seniors and local law enforcement agencies like the Oklahoma Police Department and Oklahoma County Sherriff’s Office, to provide school supply assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.  

“The school supply assistance program eliminates the need for grandparents to pay for expensive supplies out of pocket,” said Talena Ford, senior engagement program manager.  “We want grandfamilies to know they are supported and have the school supplies needed to be successful during the school year.”

In total,262 families, including 581 children will have the schools supplies they need to succeed this school year. The backpacks were filled with community resources and most-needed school supplies, such as paper, glue, folders, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. Pencils were also provided by UnitedHealthcare.

Sunbeam also supports grandfamilies through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.  The nonprofit provides support groups and resources to grandparents raising grandchildren without the presence of parents in the home.

For more information about the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program, visit sfsok.org/grg or contact Andrea Hughes at (405) 609-6551.