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Children’s Home Network’s Kinship Program Celebrates Grandparents in Tampa Bay as Mayor Bob Buckhorn Proclaims September 14th as Grandparents Day Celebration 2018

Tampa, FL, August 18, 2018 --( The Kinship program of the Children’s Home Network will celebrate all grandparents, and relative caregivers raising children in Tampa Bay on September 13th and 14th in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

Sadly, there are many children ages 0-18 in Tampa Bay who are removed from their parents care, due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. Many times, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins will step in to provide a loving home environment, yet struggle to find adequate resources to meet their needs. Many of them turn to the Children’s Home Network’s Kinship program for connections to resources, support and guidance.

Although September 9th is National Grandparents Day, Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa has officially proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2018 as “Grandparents Day Celebration 2018.” The Children’s Home Network’s Kinship program and community partners will host a series of celebrations to say thank you to these caregivers who are raising family member's children. Hillsborough county events include breakfast, the opportunity to socialize, and award presentations. Pinellas county events include dinner, door prizes, and feature guest speaker, Dr. Willie J. Kimmons of Save Children Save Schools.

The Kinship program serves Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas and Seminole Counties. The Children’s Home Network Kinship program Grandparents Day Celebration in Hillsborough is funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. The Pinellas event is funded by Juvenile Welfare Board. For more information on the event in Hillsborough County, contact Christina Ward at (813) 901-3441 or For more information on the event in Pinellas County, contact Brenda Annette Royal at (727) 785-2762 or

About Children’s Home Network and the Kinship Program
The Children's Home Network is a local 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization that unlocks the potential of nearly 25,000 at-risk children and families by providing compassionate and effective services that create opportunities for success in the Central Florida region. For more information about the Children’s Home Network, visit

The Children’s Home Network’s Kinship program is open to families in Hillsborough, Orange, Osceola, Pasco and Pinellas Counties who are caring for a relative’s child(ren). Kinship provides support to caregivers by helping families connect to services, expand family support systems and reduce stress to promote family stability. For more information about the Kinship program, call 1 (888) 920-8761, visit or their Facebook page @CHNKinship
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Lexi Floyd-Nye
Marketing & Communications Manager

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