Since 2015, LifeHope Childcare has been providing free childcare for single moms in the community. Beyond childcare, each mom in LifeHope receives life coaching to address financial, spiritual, educational, professional, and personal goals. This mentoring is provided by LifeHope’s program manager and trained volunteers. Currently, the childcare center is equipped to serve children six weeks through 36 months. Our hope is to expand the ages that we serve so even more moms and children can benefit from these services. We have identified a need in the community to provide childcare beyond a child’s third birthday, based on the current moms we serve, as well as potential clients we have not been able to serve, due to their child’s age. By opening a classroom of three-year-olds (providing care until a child’s 4th birthday), we will bridge the gap between toddler daycare and VPK, when childcare typically becomes less expensive due to state funding for the voluntary Pre-K program.
Your Giving Tuesday donations will help expand LifeHope Childcare so that we can help more kids and parents. With your help, we hope to hire new teachers, appoint a support advocate, and open a classroom for three-year-olds, stocked with supplies just for them.
"The heart of our program is forming community. Most of these moms don’t have that community to fall back on."
— Melissa Rivera, LifeHope Childcare Director
Time: We are excited to bring back our Baby Rocker volunteers who can sign up for an hour long timeslot to rock, read to, and play with our babies. For more information, please plan to attend our Baby Rocker orientation in December.
Talent: If you have a talent that you would like to share with our ministry, let us know. Perhaps you are an expert on a certain subject and would like to be a guest speaker. Maybe you enjoy cooking and can provide a meal during one of our classes.
Treasure: Beyond your usual tithes and offerings, LifeHope can accept ongoing donations to support the ministry even after Giving Tuesday. These funds will be used for payroll expenses, as well as ministry supplies and needs to best serve these single moms and children.