We had a great time celebrating at our Back-to-School Bash today! This is one of our favorite events every year. Teachers and administrators from the public schools our SWAG kids attend joined us to meet the families and catch up after a long summer. We gave away backpacks filled with school supplies and books, and […]
We are proud and excited to share photos from our CHILD Center ground breaking ceremony! Our community is pulling together to impact children and their families in life changing ways by providing quality early learning supports for children. Our CHILD Center partners include the UF Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies and […]
Today the SWAG Family Resource Center hosted Grace United Methodist Church’s Faith in Action volunteers for a “Community in Action” day. Together, the families… in the SWAG neighborhood and the volunteers from Grace worked on planting new flowers and vegetables in our gardens, clearing all of the trash and debris out of the future CHILD […]
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for our annual bike event on Saturday. We held our event in Tower Oaks Glen and had a wonderful time. We gave away more than 50 bikes with new helmets, locks and lights. Many thanks to our great partners, including The Freewheel Project, our deputies with the […]
We are very grateful to a local company, OPTYM for creating this fabulous new video that chronicles the History of SWAG! It is a great look at what we have accomplished and what still lies ahead!
The innovative and exciting idea of the future CHILD Center in the SWAG area is featured in the current issue of HOME Magazine. In addition to the CHILD Center, the article touches on the creation of the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board, and why it is so important for everyone to focus resources on […]
SWAG Family Resource Center hosted a party for all children and their families who are participants of resource center programming. The party included games, crafts, a photo booth, and a visit from Santa! Each child received a fun gift that encourages STEM learning. The Holiday Party culminates a year’s worth of monthly enrichment events […]
We are so thankful for our wonderful partners that make what we do possible. This year, SWAG, the Preservation & Enhancement Group, and Partnership for Strong Families celebrated seven years of partnering with the Alachua County Veterans Advisory Board, our local veterans groups, and the men and women of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, to […]
SWAG is very honored that Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group has agreed to sponsor our final fundraising event to raise the money necessary to build the …CHILD Center. This is just another example of how we can work together with our local businesses to make sure that all of the members of our community […]
We held a Fall Festival at our SWAG Family Resource Center last week. A great time was had by all! Special thanks to our wonderful community partners and volunteers, including the Junior League of Gainesville and Abundant Grace Community Church.