CCCR is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new businesses to the “CCCR Business 100”! This group of philanthropic businesses make an annual contribution of at least $500 to support CCCR’s early learning programs. Recent additions include 859print, Skrivan & Gibbs, Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery, Essential Chiropractic, Sunshine Ace Hardware, SWFL Parent & Child, Allegra Naples, Hilton Naples, Sweet Art Gallery, AVMedia, Vineyards Country Club, Makara & Associates, LLC, and Concierge Insurance Partners.
These annual donations help Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) provide partial tuition assistance for high-quality early childhood care and education to low-income families that struggle to afford childcare and whose children are at a high risk of starting kindergarten behind their peers. CCCR operates four early childhood development centers in Collier County, and at least 75% of the children enrolled receive tuition assistance. The contributions also provide equipment and supplies for children ages birth to five.
Niccole Howard, Executive Director of Collier Child Care Resources, says, “Members of the CCCR Business 100 have an enormous impact, not only in monetary terms, their contributions are numerous and varied. Some members sponsor free networking events, host fundraisers that benefit CCCR, serve on our committees, and volunteer. We are grateful for their support.”
Dennis Slabaugh, of Concierge Insurance Partners, says, “We appreciate a group of business people that can combine networking with a cause, and CCCR is a valuable resource for our community. We believe that it is very important for companies, regardless of their size, to get involved in the communities they serve. When a company serves others in their community, they are investing in everyone’s future.”