Showing the love for our preschool providers! Bags and bags of essential supplies were distributed in drive-by fashion at the Collier County Salvation Army. Thanks to Sunshine Ace Hardware, Florida Department of Health, Collier Office, and NCH Healthcare System for assembling and distributing bags of cleaning supplies and a few “surprises”. Preschools that remained open during this stressful time are important to the essential workers of our community!
It’s all about the CLEAN. As preschools got up and running following the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, our ELC was there to support them. Cleaning supplies, masks, face shields, thermometers and paper goods were distributed in June by ELC employees and Board of Directors members to 100 preschools in the 4 counties we serve.
Our Literacy Buddy Program is taking off- thanks to a generous Southwest Florida community! Companies like Busey Bank, Hertz, and Humana; social and civic groups such as Pi Beta Phi Fort Myers Alumnae, LaBelle Woman’s Club and others – books for this program have been pouring in. These books have been added in to our Literacy Buddy Library, and also distributed to the preschools we serve.