THE NEWS IS GOOD FOR 2013-14!
Many thanks to all who have contributed financially and given us your valuable volunteer time! We have done well in an economy that remains challenging. We exceeded our overall fundraising goal by $58,378!
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HOW YOUR DONATION DIRECTLY BENEFITS CHILDREN:
A MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTS OF THE CHERRY PRESCHOOL BOARD
Being part of Cherry Preschool has been a life-changing experience that has formed a wonderful community for our children and for us. The Cherry community extends beyond the red brick building on Lake Street into the lives of past, current, and future families: It’s the friendships – children and parents – that start at Penny Park. It’s the relationship with Cherry teachers who understand the unique strengths and challenges of each child. It’s the preparation children receive by playing and learning together with children who reflect the diversity of the world in which we live.
These good things do not happen without the tremendous investment of time and resources of so many Cherry families, both past and present, as well as of the staff and friends of Cherry Preschool. Cherry’s need for scholarship dollars has grown from $27,000 in 2004 to $110,000 for the 2014-15 year. That means that nearly 1 in 6 children are attending Cherry Preschool because of the generous support of our community. In addition, approximately 11 percent of Cherry students have identified special needs. They are learning in a community that values every child as a unique person with special gifts and talents. This program will cost $139,000 in 2014-15.
An integral part of our mission at Cherry has always been our commitment to diversity, community outreach, inclusion of children with special needs, and assistance for financially stressed families. Please consider a gift as generous as your budget permits. Whatever you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the life of a child.
THE CHERRY PRESCHOOL BOARD