This year, SWAG and the SWAG Family Resource Center, together with the Preservation and Enhancement District, the Alachua County Sheriff’s office, and Rotary, provided Thanksgiving meals to 278 families. We are thankful for our partners, our residents, and all of the many wonderful things happening in our community – both on Thanksgiving, and throughout the year!
SWAG Family Resource Center recently hosted almost 75 individuals for a fall festival. Families enjoyed playing games, participating in a science experiment, making a craft to help increase visibility while trick or treating, and receiving prizes. Thank you to the many volunteers that helped to make this event a success. We hope that everyone has […]
The SWAG Family Resource Center recently hosted a Family Pumpkin Decorating Night. Over 50 kids and their caregivers participated. This event provided a safe, fun, and festive place for families to show their creative sides, as well as work together as a team to create pumpkin masterpieces!
On October 14, SWAG celebrated another milestone as the United Health Foundation announced that it had awarded a $1.85 million grant to the Alachua County Health Department for the operation of the dental facilities at the SW Health Clinic. It was a wonderful day, as you can see from the big smiles on everyone’s faces!
This year, for the first time ever, the SWAG summer program included an end of summer field trip to Homosassa Springs to visit the manatees and learn about the springs and the animals that live there. During the summer, the kids adopted one of the manatees, and named her Ariel. As you can see from the pictures (click on the link below), […]
The first ever Back-to-School Bash at our SWAG Family Resource Center was a huge success! This was a chance for our community to come out, enjoy the beautiful day, spend time together with neighbors and family, and, most importantly, get our school aged students off to a great start for the school year. Children received […]
This year, SWAG, the SWAG Family Resource Center, the SW Health Clinic, and the Preservation & Enhancement district worked together to put on two amazing events to help the kids in the SWAG neighborhoods get ready for the school year. The first was a “Step Up to Kindergarten Event” where kindergarteners could receive a back […]
Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses recently visited SWAG Family Resource Center. Students in the summer program enjoyed seeing Magic and reading Magic’s book! Adults and children alike excitedly met Magic and learned about the important work that Magic does. Many thanks to Gentle Carousel for this wonderful opportunity!
This summer, our Resource Center has been packed full of campers, for what has proved to be our best summer program yet! You can see them here doing science experiments, watching a magic show, learning manners (how a gentleman pushes in a chair for a lady!), learning about how to be good pet owners and related […]
SWAG Family Resource Center hosted a VIP (Very Important Parent) Event last night. Families came to celebrate their appreciation for important caregivers in their lives. Children crafted a gift for their VIPs, everyone enjoyed freshly baked cookies, and all of the caregivers took home a prize!