SWAG is so grateful to Tower Hill Insurance Group and Infinite Energy, along with all of their generous employees, the Preservation & Enhancement District, and the members of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Downtown Rotary Club, for their generous donations of backpacks, school supplies and cash donations so we can make sure our SWAG […]
The kids that participated in the first session of SWAG’s summer program had a special treat last week as they traveled to the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation for an end-of-session field trip. At Carson Springs, they learned about worldwide conservation efforts, and got a chance to see some of the planet’s most beautiful wild creatures, […]
The summer program at the SWAG Family Resource Center is in full swing. This summer, the kids will spend several days learning about each continent. They will get to participate in activities that children on that continent might participate in, sample some food, and learn a little about the cultures and customs of each area. This […]
SWAG’s future CHILD Center is the recipient of this year’s Women’s Giving Circle Impact Grant for $50,000. This grant will also help us draw down an additional $100,000 in matching funds, bringing the total funds we have raised for this project over the $400,000 mark! This brings us one (big) step closer to our dream […]
After almost four years and over 45,000 visits, the SWAG Family Resource Center was in need of a facelift to spruce things up and help it better serve our growing needs. We were so very lucky to partner with the Legacy Center and their team of amazing volunteers to do just that. It was a monumental […]
Looking for a good way to honor your mom or another special lady in your life? Consider participating in a fundraiser for the CHILD Center where you can make a donation in her honor or memory. If you give $50, we will send a Mother’s Day Card on your behalf letter her know of your […]
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. To raise awareness for this important issue, you will see blue pin wheels around town. At the SWAG Family Resource Center, we are using this as an ppportunity to promote basic safety practices in the resource center and in the community. SWAG’s Girl Scouts helped us with our efforts […]
February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. To bring awareness to children’s dental health, the United Health Foundation, together with, SWAG, the SW Health Clinic, the SWAG Family Resource Center and the Alachua County Health Department held an event last week at the clinic and the resource center. The event included a community dinner, as well as […]
SWAG Family Resource Center after school enrichment students enjoyed a night out to see Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Many thanks to the UF Performing Arts Partners Ticket Distribution Program for providing this wonderful opportunity!
Last week, the SWAG Family Resource Center welcomed teachers, administrators, and families from Lawton Chiles Elementary School for a Family Fun Night. It was a festive night where families got to spend some time together while enjoying a relaxed dinner. They also got a chance to spend time with their students’ teachers and other educators. Everyone enjoyed games, fellowship, and pizza!