The United States has experienced a catastrophic start to the 2017 hurricane season, with Hurricane Harvey leaving a wake of destruction in Texas and Hurricane Irma bringing devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida. Financial donations are imperative as communities begin the arduous, costly effort of rebuilding from these disasters.
At the heart of these efforts are child care providers, who are entrusted with our country’s greatest and most vulnerable asset—our children. Child Care Aware® of America is committed to ensuring the child care sector has the support it needs so that child care providers can get back on their feet and return to caring for our nation’s youngest learners. Child Care Aware® of America is proud to support the efforts of CCR&R member agencies like Collaborative for Children and Early Learning Children’s Foundation that are providing financial support to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. See hurricane relief donation opportunities below.
How You Can Help
1. Donate to child care providers who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Your donation will directly support child care provider rebuilding efforts as well as partners who are providing support and relief for those impacted. 100 percent of your support will go directly to hurricane-impacted child care providers.
2. Volunteer your time. Child Care Aware® of America is working with child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other partners to provide information, resources, and support to child care providers in hurricane-impacted areas. How can you help? We have been reaching out via telephone to check on providers in the impacted area. If you are interested in volunteering to help us make these calls, please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you shortly.
Stay up-to-date with Child Care Aware® of America’s emergency preparedness efforts at www.childcareprepare.org.