Virginia Griswold already has hundreds of grandchildren. Twenty more are added each year. It’s not that she has a large family that constantly gives her grandchildren. These grandchildren aren’t even family members. They are second graders at Rutland’s Northwest School, says the Rutland Herald. Virginia is one of 80 participants in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program. She also served as class "gramma" in the Northeast, Lincoln, and Rutland Intermediate Schools during her 18 years of volunteering. She provides the youngsters with support, help with their school work, encouragement, and lots of hugs. "There are so many kids nowadays that need the extra hug," she said. Being a foster grandparent keeps her busy and gives her something to look forward to every day. "It gets me up and out," Virginia said. Kids – and grammas – need hugs. Do your part.