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Kids Get Great Early Education,

Parents Can Keep Their Job.

Everyone Wins!

WorkVsFamily We believe that children who have access to quality early education will succeed in school, and by helping struggling families afford child care we will improve their financial future.  We provide financial assistance to the FIRST Family Support Program through the Child Care Network.  When you give to United Way of Jackson County you are ensuring that kids will succeed in school and their parents can keep their job or continue with their higher education.  Here is just one example of the impact that is made in Jackson County when you support your United Way.  This is a letter received by Child Care Network as part of the scholarship renewal process.

Being awarded a Child Care Network scholarship for my son, Kevin, has helped me through very financially stressful times. Being a single mother is tough especially when I don’t receive child support. For the past three years I have been supporting Kevin and myself almost completely alone. I’m not one to complain or even ask for help when I’m in a tight situation but child care is so very important as well as expensive that I have no choice. Having Kevin enrolled at ABC Academy means so much to the both of us. It’s that extra support and helping hand that teaches Kevin and helps me mold him into a respectful young man while I’m working hard for us. He enjoys ‘school’ as he calls it, so much. He has made friends and it has become part of his routine. Without Child Care Network helping with the cost of his tuition, I wouldn’t be able to make the semi-monthly payments and not only would it break Kevin’s heart to not be allowed to attend, but that would then jeopardize my job that I’ve come so far with.

Kevin and I would be forever grateful for a scholarship renewal, not that we will always need a helping hand but for now we do and there isn’t any other place we could turn. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and if the decision is made not to renew his scholarship, we understand and will remain thankful. 

Yes – this family received a renewal scholarship

100% of the parents receiving scholarship assistance have kept their job or have continued with their higher education.  Would you like to help children succeed?  Click here for details. Click here for regular Blog United updates Check out more Stories of Impact! on our homepage