Grandparents Day Take Action Guide

Grandparents Day is celebrated in the United States annually in September on the first Sunday after Labor Day and is rooted in the innovative work of two committed and passionate pioneers: Jacob Reingold and Marian McQuade.

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This action guide includes a number of ways for you—individually or as part of a group—to make a lasting impact in your community today and for the next generation. Decide which activities appeal to you then tailor them to best suit your family or community. Whether you’re coordinating local backpack drives to prevent hunger or calling your Members of Congress to urge stronger supports for grandparents raising grandchildren, your actions will help spur our country to Do Something Grand! Look for these images next to activities targeting specific generations.