Following Hurricane Irma, Child’s Path, one of our four early childhood development centers, needs a complete roof replacement. The cost of a new roof is $111,000. Unfortunately, insurance denied our claim because of the depreciated value of an older roof. They have begun the process of replacing the roof despite having approximately $22,000 left to raise.
We have raised $89,340 due to the incredible generosity of our donors! We cannot thank you enough! The roof expense is in addition to over $150,000 in other hurricane losses in 2017, so we are striving now to raise this last $22,000. Can you help us to reach it? Any size donation helps.
Some of our CCCR Business 100 Members are hosting fundraisers and other events and donating some of the proceeds to us. These types events are win-win situations; they are great exposure for a local business and benefit our children. We encourage members of our community to get creative in helping us.
We provide partial tuition assistance to over 75% of children at all CCCR Child Development Centers. At Child’s Path, 70 families receive this assistance for child care costs. In all likelihood, these families will not be able to afford childcare elsewhere. Additionally, 1 in every 3 economically disadvantaged children will start kindergarten a year and a half behind their peers. Research reveals that it is hard for a child to catch up, and the chances they will drop out of school increase by 25%!
Our goal is to raise the last $22,000 by August 1st. It is through the kindness and generosity of people like you that we can continue to care for these children and support these families.
Let’s Raise the Roof!