San Jose, CA, March 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Building Peaceful Families (BPF), a Silicon Valley non-profit agency, today announced that it is seeking nominations for its 6th Annual Golden Grandmothers Award. The 60 grandmothers selected will be honored at a special awards luncheon on May 7, 2010.
A Golden Grandmother is a woman who has selflessly and lovingly stepped into the role of full-time parent to raise her grandchildren. These women set aside their own plans to provide a familial alternative to foster care, helping keep brothers and sisters together and families intact. According to the latest U.S. census data, nearly 300,000 grandparents in California are responsible for meeting the basic needs of their grandchildren – nearly 10,000 of them reside in Santa Clara County. These Golden Grandmothers play an important role, not only in the lives of their grandchildren but also in the community.
“In the past five years, we have honored more than 500 amazing women at our Golden Grandmothers Award luncheon,” said Sharon Chatman, founder and chairman of Building Peaceful Families. “These community heroes are truly inspirational, and it is our privilege to publicly recognize and celebrate them for the vitally important role they fulfill every day.”
BPF is accepting nominations for the Golden Grandmothers Award through April 2, 2010. Nominees must be a grandmother currently raising a grandchild or grandchildren and residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nomination forms are available at www.buildingpeacefulfamilies.org/GGLreferral.pdf.
The awards luncheon and wellness fair will be held on May 7 at the Holiday Inn located at 1740 North First Street in San Jose. Tickets are available now at www.buildingpeacefulfamilies.org/ggl.html.
About Building Peaceful Families
Building Peaceful Families is a Silicon Valley 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well being of children by educating, honoring, and encouraging involved, responsible, and committed parenting. Since 2005, we have offered inspirational programs and events, with a special outreach to children, senior citizens, and victims of domestic violence. www.buildingpeacefulfamilies.org