Do you believe all families should have access to affordable, high-quality child care? Are you a federal employee or member of the military? Do you know anyone who fits this description? Then you still have two months to select Child Care Aware® of America as your CFC charity of choice!
It's the Combined Federal Campaign—the only authorized workplace giving opportunity for federal employees and members of the military. Enrollment runs September 1 – December 30 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participation is optional, and all donations are tax deductible.
How Can You Help?
If you are a federal employee or military service member: Please select #12300 as your CFC charity of choice.
If you know someone who is a federal employee or military service member: Please encourage them to select #12300 as their CFC charity of choice. Also, encourage them to tell their colleagues and friends about us.
Not a federal employee, but still want to support our cause? Donate now.
Why Should You Support Child Care Aware® of America?
Because 12 million children younger than age five are in some form of child care for an average of 36 hours a day. Regardless of whether child care is provided in a center or a family home, it is an essential component of daily life for millions of American families, but quality care is expensive. For example, the annual cost of child care for one child is more than the cost of tuition at a four-year, public university!
Studies show that the most important period in a child’s life is from birth to the age of six. This is when a child’s brain is developing the most, so the quality of child care and other early learning settings have a lasting positive impact on children’s development.
The importance of affordable, high-quality child care impacts all of us. Child care plays an important role in the economy, too, helping generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Families need child care so they can work, and children need a safe and nurturing place where they can learn and continue their healthy development.
That’s why your support to Child Care Aware® of America is so important. Your dollars truly make a difference. Your support helps:
- Empower everyday parents and family caretakers advocate for positive change in their communities—change that saves the lives of young children.
- Provide emergency response to child care providers and early education centers in places like North Carolina and Louisiana, during their most challenging times as well as preparing these communities for crisis situations prior to natural and man-made disasters.
- Offer free webinars to parents and child care providers about topics like the Zika virus, childhood obesity, and child care laws in their state.
- Educate child care educators and providers through our professional development, and so much more!
Remember, our Child Care Aware® of America CFC number is 12300. Together, we can ensure that every family in America has access to high-quality, affordable child care. We look forward to you joining us in investing in America’s future.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (571) 303-2305.