More than $131,000 will help continue MKCCC’s mission of serving working families
Mount Kisco, NY – (July 24, 2014) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center today announced the gift of eight recent major grants, totaling $131,200. The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), Bari Lipp Foundation, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Westchester Community Foundation (WCF), The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Rusticus Garden Club and Ronald McDonald House Charities were the generous donors. MKCCC raises more than $700,000 annually to meet the need for child care support in northern Westchester. MKCCC is able to provide significant scholarships for more than 50% of the 160 children enrolled throughout the year. Without this critical foundation support the Center would not be able to accomplish its mission to make this important care available to those who seek it.
A $50,000 grant was awarded by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) for need based scholarship support of working families. The IICF Northeast division makes its grants in the focus areas of education, children at risk, disaster preparedness, and the environment across the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area. The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception in 1994, IICF has contributed more than $18 million in grants to charities and 163,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations.
Bari Lipp Foundation and Charles A. Frueauff Foundation each bestowed a $20,000 grant for need based scholarship support. Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) presented MKCCC with a $20,000 award to be administered over 2 years to promote the award-winning JEWEL (Joining Elders With Early Learners) Intergenerational Program. WCF’s mission is to develop and manage philanthropic resources, and to distribute them in a way that is responsive to donor interests and community needs. The Foundation actively promotes charitable giving on behalf of the area’s nonprofit organizations. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country with assets of approximately $2.4 billion.
The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation awarded $10,000 to support the Center’s Feed Me Fresh Program and JEWEL Intergenerational Program while the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation contributed $5,000 to MKCCC’s Jane H. Beusman Children’s Fund Spring Challenge. The Rusticus Garden Club gave a $3,700 Environmental Grant for a new Herb Garden and Herb IQ curriculum, which was introduced this year, and an additional $2,500 was received from Ronald McDonald House Charities for MKCCC’s Summer Camp Enrichment Program.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides excellent and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, (our garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program), and a state of the art facility contribute to create an exceptional early childhood education experience. MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For more info, visit www.mkccc.org, “like” on www.facebook.com/MKCCC, or follow @MKCCC10549 on Twitter.
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