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Our 2019-20 Annual Fund Drive has launched!

It's time for the most critical fundraiser of the year at Childswork: the Annual Fund!

Donate now!

As a non-profit, Childswork depends on the generosity of families to help meet its budget every year, and to provide essential financial support to the school’s programs and mission. While tuition provides the bulk of the funds needed to operate the school, it doesn’t provide 100%. This year, we need to raise an additional $35,000, approximately $175 per family.

Your much-needed gift will help cover costs that keep our school operating and our kids thriving—from paying for our amazing faculty and staff, funding engaging curriculum, to maintaining the magical outdoor learning spaces, and providing financial aid to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford our wonderful programming.

In addition to the typical costs of running the school, this year we have the added challenge of working with the city of Portland on permitting and a possible parking lot restructure. If the city requires that the school create a full-fledged parking lot, we will have to give up nearly two thirds of the outdoor learning space. Our hope is that by petitioning the city, we will be able to keep our valuable outdoor learning spaces intact. To get the best help we can through this process, the school hired a land use attorney, which is adding extra operating costs to this year’s budget. While the Annual Fund will not use all the money on the legal and permitting fees, having your extra financial support will help with these efforts to hopefully save our outdoor learning space from being turned into a parking lot.

The Annual Fund runs until December 20, 2019, and we hope that the Childswork community will participate at whatever level feels comfortable. If you or a business you know would like to participate at a higher level, there are sponsorships available.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the Childswork community, and for joining us in celebrating and supporting this wonderful institution!

Posted on October 30, 2019.
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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.