Join Jacqueline in support of 2013 Kids Co.'s Virtual BBQ: An Event Raising Dollars for Childcare "Schoolerships" (South Shore)
The 2013 BBQ is Heating Up!
I have a soft spot in my heart for kids (and I bet you do too) so I’m helping local, cash-strapped families enroll their children in Kids Co. programs so parents can work. If you’re not familiar with Kids Co., it is a local nonprofit, onsite at 11 public schools in Seattle and on Mercer Island, that care for more than 1,500 children, ages 2 ½ to 12, 52 weeks a year. What makes Kids Co. extraordinary is that not once in its 24 year history has this nonprofit turned away a child from enrolling in its programming for reasons of financial circumstance. When you think about this, it’s incredibly impressive, especially when you realize that we are talking about thousands of children-over 300 alone this year!
Now, you may ask, who are the families that need childcare support? Most are working parents–70% are single moms–who need their kids in safe before-and-after-school care so they can go to work; a handful (4%) are either disabled or students; and, although families from all 11 centers are awarded tuition assistance, 70% go to families in one of Kids Co.’s three Southeast Seattle sites. This neighborhood is the most culturally and economically diverse in the Pacific Northwest.
So join me! My initial ask is $10 but you can give more (or less), set up your own page (like mine right here), or even apply for a Kids Co. scholarship yourself! Be original, nourish your soft spot, and help kids attend childcare in your own unique way.
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Kids Co. is a leading provider of childcare for families in the Puget Sound region.
Kids Co. is a leading provider of child care for families in the Puget Sound region. Its welcoming environments give kids the support they need to create lasting friendships, explore the world of play and imagination safely, and discover and nuture their many gifts and talents.