Tampa, Florida 2021-06-09 09:08:48 –
Children First, the exclusive headstart and early headstart service provider in Sarasota County, recently received nearly $ 50,000 to help the most vulnerable children up to the age of five and their families in the community.
The agency received $ 15,000 from the Eluned & Edward Russell Charitable Foundation through the Sarasota County Community Foundation for The Challenge for Changing Lives, Children First’s 60th Anniversary Challenge Match Campaign.
Challenge-matched grants include $ 15,000 from the Libertore Foundation for Children, $ 5,000 from the Venice Golf & Country Club Foundation, $ 4,000 from Paycom for scholarship support, and $ 4,700 from the Plantation Community Foundation. Includes $ 2,000 from Sinobus. Donated $ 2,000 from Tampa’s Car Credit to support the Family First Institute and as a notable non-profit organization in April.
The Life-Changing Challenge is the $ 1,060,000 Matching Gift Challenge, led by members of the Children First Diamond Circle. This challenge is a group of dedicated supporters who promote the mission of strengthening children and families together. Their goal is to encourage the community to participate in donations by matching all gifts up to $ 1,060,000 per dollar as the overall focus of the agency’s annual funding efforts throughout 2021.
Scholarships support comprehensive services such as early childhood education, nutrition, mental and behavioral support, and family-building services for the most vulnerable children and families living in the community. By providing scholarships for all-day care and preschool education for babies and toddlers, parents also have the opportunity to strengthen their finances and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency.
The Families First Institute is an award-winning, family-focused initiative that provides the entire community with a comprehensive curriculum focused on child development, parenting strategies, career and personal growth, money management and more. To do.
“Access to quality education and opportunities for future success in life are key elements of Children First’s mission. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we will strengthen our children and their families together. We thank our community partners for their continued support and deep belief in our important work.
For more information about Children First, please visit www.childrenfirst.net/60th-anniversary/.
About children first:
Founded in 1961 and ranked in the top 1% of over 1,800 headstarts nationwide, Children First improves quality of life through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being. Strengthening children and families. At 15 facilities throughout Sarasota County, Children First provides nutrition and health care support to children aged 5 to 5 years old born in low-income families throughout the day of preschool, infant and toddler care. going. Through Children First, children acquire the social and cognitive skills needed to successfully enroll in kindergarten and primary school. For more information, call (941) 953-3877 or visit childrenfirst.net.
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