Thanks to the generosity and volunteer efforts of thousands of caring members of our community, Children’s Friend is closing in on another very successful Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive. The Holiday Drive is just one way, albeit a special and fun way, that we support vulnerable young kids and their families.
Through home based and center based services, Children’s Friend works all year long to meet the needs of vulnerable young kids, ensuring they have the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential. We use a combination of public and private funding to support our kids.
In their newly released research “The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program”, Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman and several colleagues show that comprehensive and high quality early childhood programs can deliver a 13% per child, per year, return on the investment.
So during this special time of year you can be assured that your work and generosity is individually putting a smile on the face of a child and is part of an investment in that child that will pay dividends for years to come.