Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19

by Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19
Childcare for essential workers during COVID-19

Project Report | Jul 17, 2020
Helping the families who need you most

By Laura Portier-LaLumiere | Director of Development

Supporting kids during these historic times
Supporting kids during these historic times

“My husband and I are both ER nurses, and we’ve got a one year old and a four year old, who both attend the Boys & Girls Club’s Robert Mayer Preschool. I will never forget working in the ER, watching the closures of the schools in surrounding counties, just waiting for the call from the Boys & Girls Club that they were closing their doors due to COVID-19. To my surprise, it NEVER happened. I personally called every day, worrying about what my husband and I would do with our children if everyone were home not working, while we remain on the front lines working overtime. Every time I called, I was consistently reassured in a sweet, loving, and supporting way, that the Boys & Girls Club would remain open. I don’t know what my family would do without the Boys & Girls Club.

Thank you for making stories like this one possible. With your help, the Club is able to stay open and keep providing care for the children of essential service providers. Part of the Club’s mission is to help those who need us most. Right now, the children who need us most have parents who have to go to work each day, even in the latest lockdown. Their parents are healthcare workers – doctors, nurses, medical assistants, orderlies, and more. Their parents are grocery store workers and important parts of the supply chain that help you have all the supplies you need to stay home and stay safe. Their parents are the people that you count on to keep our community up and running, even in the worst of times.

And each of those parents that you count on? Well, they all count on the Boys & Girls Club. Instead of leaving a 7 year old home alone all day to fend for themselves, parents know their child can come to the Club. Instead of having to quit their job and stay home with a toddler, parents know they can drop their little ones off at the Club’s preschool and head to work confident that their child will be well cared for.

Moms and dads know that
when their kids are at the Boys & Girls Club, they don’t have to worry and they can focus on the important jobs that our community needs them to do. We couldn't do that without you. The Club stays open because it’s the right thing to do for the families who need us most, but each week, the funding gap between program fees and the cost of staying open is about $25,000. If you would like to pitch in to help fill that funding gap in order to make sure that the children of our community’s COVID-19 heroes can continue to have a safe place to go each day, please make your gift today.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley

Location: Fountain Valley, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @bgchv
Project Leader:
Laura Portier-LaLumiere
Director of Development
Fountain Valley , CA United States

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