South Whidbey Children’s Center recipient of $10,000 matching grant

The South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley is hoping people will consider matching a donation of $10,000 from a community member.

The childcare facility is celebrating its 40th year of operation and has been asking for donations of $40 to represent the anniversary year.

Usually there would be fundraising events, but because of COVID-19, none will be held this year.

Executive Director Caitlin Voss said the Children’s Center has raised about $4,000 so far. The funds raised will go toward need-based tuition assistance and paying livable wages to staff, she said.

“Now more than ever, people are needing help,” Voss said.

And now the community has the chance to donate in order to match a grant total of $10,000.

Voss is hopeful the money can be raised by the end of December 2020.

To donate, visit swchildrenscenter.com.

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