$10,000 awarded to MKCCC for Sustainable Initiatives
Mount Kisco, NY – (August 22, 2011) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) has received IBM’s Catalyst Grant in the amount of $10,000. The Center, who recently partnered with local IBM employees and retirees as part of IBM’s Celebration of Service program, was considered for the grant after completing the day of joint service in June.
The grant recognizes work that MKCCC and IBM collaborated on to further educate MKCCC children as part of the Center’s Feed Me Fresh sustainable nutrition program. IBM instituted the grant program in honor of their Centennial year, helping to recognize the effort made by both the volunteers and the institutions they aided.
“We are honored to be recognized by IBM for the successful collaboration between MKCCC and local volunteers,” said Steven Wysmuller, MKCCC Board Member and IBM employee. “The children will certainly benefit from this grant, allowing MKCCC to continue providing exceptional childcare.”
IBM participates in numerous volunteer opportunities in local communities in an effort to apply IBMers’ professional skills to support and aid in local issues. The program, designed for employees, retirees and business partners, was put in place to lend time and support to local community organizations during the company’s Centennial year. At MKCCC, the IBM volunteers assisted the children with all gardening needs, including an after school lesson about excel spreadsheets to better organize their harvest.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a licensed nonprofit, non-sectarian childcare facility that has served the working families of Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable, early-care and education to a diverse group of children three months to five years. The Center’s expanded school-age program serves children up to 12 years of age.
About IBM: For more information on the IBM Centennial, visit www.ibm100.com