Education Investments = Promising Futures
Research shows that for every dollar invested in high-quality early childhood education, society gains up to $7.30 in economic returns over the long term.
Your financial contribution is enormously important in the lives of those we serve. There’s no better way to guarantee a promising future than to invest in early education. The board and staff thank you deeply for your generosity!
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Madison, WI 53705
Other Ways to be Helpful
We keep gift cards on hand to help families during difficult times. Gas and grocery gift cards are the most helpful.
Underwear & Diapers
New, child-sized underwear and diapers are always needed and appreciated.
From time to time, the community asks about donating used goods. While we greatly appreciate the thought, it is often not practical for us to receive such items. See below for The No Thank You List:
When we receive books, we have to have a staff person go through them to assure that they are culturally relevant and reflect the values of our School Family. We are also limited on storage space, so having multiple copies of each book can cause a challenge.
Storage space is always a challenge in early childhood programs. In fact, we pay to rent storage space so that our classrooms can rotate furniture and materials. If we need clothing, we post the needed item along with the size on our Facebook page.
Due to concerns related to recalls and expiration dates, we can not accept used car seats. We are also unable to determine if seats have been involved in an accident.
Used toys are another item that we can not receive. We may not be able to confirm the appropriate age for materials. Pieces are often missing and/or broken and we must devote staff time to assessing the condition of the items.