You can make a difference in the lives of our children by giving a tax-deductible donation. Through our programs/services, PSFC supports our community's most vulnerable families and ensures that their children are ready for school, motivated to learn and prepared for success in life. For every $1 invested in early education, there is a $7 rate of return...a great investment!
Your gift may be designated to support a program listed below, or to address another expense such as area of greatest need. Just click on the drop-down options and donate button at the right. All contributions are invaluable. Thank you for your support of our organization and our community's children and families!
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Ways your gift makes a difference...
The Mountain Center
There have been many wonderful changes to this building since June, when it was purchased by our agency. We operate eight preschool classrooms, an infant/toddler class and a school-age program. We offer a growing number of services for parents and families. Feeding Families Ministry, a food pantry, and Habitat for Humanity have joined us at this facility, and WIC and the Area Agency on Aging will be joining us soon. Moving forward, we will need everyone's financial help raise about $5 million to: make improvements, complete repairs, add programs and pay-off our purchase loan. As we provide the highest quality early education and care for many vulnerable children at this facility, along with services from other community agencies/programs, we will demonstrate that it truly takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for your generous support!
Emergency Aid for PSFC Families
We provide for this help through our Food for Families and Energy Assistance programs. When financial resources are low, our families must make difficult choices between buying fuel for their vehicle, transporting their child to school, buying medicine or food. The choice often has a tragic domino effect of missing work, keeping children out of school or foregoing needed medicine. By providing a "food card" we are able to assist these families to sustain their regular routine until pay day and help them avert potential crisis. Additionally, it is heartbreaking for our family advocates, on home visits on cold winter days, to discover a family with no heat at all. Through this program, we are often able to help our families with utility bills and to negotiate payments with the provider, if power needs to be restored or heating oil delivered. Children can hardly be expected to be successful in school when basic human needs at home are going unmet.
Classroom Supplies and Nutritious Meals/Snacks
The cost of supplies and new technology for our classes and teachers keeps increasing every year. The cost of healthy food for our preschoolers' breakfast, lunch and snacks is also getting more expensive. Donations to these categories will keep our children's academic success and nutritional needs on track.
PSFC Scholarship Foundation
Through this Foundation, we are able to provide placement in our classrooms for income eligible children who, due to state and county funding reductions, may otherwise be excluded. Scholarships are also offered to former Head Start students enrolled in educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants complete a scholarship application including documentation of need, career goals and benefits of attending Head Start as a child. The PSFC Scholarship Committee reviews all applications received and makes recommendations regarding the awards.
Besides making an online contribution, you can donate by contacting Tim Lee, Executive Director, 570-421-2711 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.