On Saturday, August 28, 2021, SWAG paid tribute to our visionary Joan Canton. The day’s celebrations started with a Road Naming Ceremony in her honor, followed by a Community Connections resource fair. Read on for a summary and photos of the event!
One of our favorite times of the year is back-to-school. Annually, we work to get our kids off on the right foot for the school year with beautiful backpacks filled with school supplies. This year we once again took precautions against the spread of COVID-19. However, despite these challenging circumstances the event went very well!
Today, SWAG and the CHILD Center honored Joan Canton, one of our SWAG co-founders and the visionary behind SWAG’s work as we announced that the new playground that is about to be built at the CHILD Center will be named … Continued
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) recently hosted Dinner with the Deputies at SWAG Family Resource Center. Approximately 75 patrons and over 20 law enforcement officers were present. Deputies interacted with children and their parents over dinner. Additionally, ACSO donated books … Continued
Today, several of the SWAG Board members (Gloria, Betty, Miriam and Dorothy) spent some time with members of the Board of County Commissioners and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce advocating for increased safety features on the I75 overpass. The event … Continued
October was a busy and exciting month at SWAG Family Resource Center. Elementary age children participated in costume decorating. Children were encouraged to develop their own super hero persona and then decorated t-shirts, capes, and arm bands that reflected their … Continued