Collier Community Foundation has awarded Child’s Path a $35,000 grant for nutritious take-home snacks for children attending Child’s Path Moorings (Naples) and Child’s Path Santa Barbara (Golden Gate) centers.
“We are so grateful for the financial support from the Collier Community Foundation to assist our families in providing the proper nutrition for their children during these challenging times,” Child’s Path CEO Heather Singleton said.“Between the lingering financial impacts of the pandemic and inflation hitting 40-year highs, many children go without a healthy dinner.”
By providing nutrient-dense take-home snacks that are fresh and free of any artificial ingredients, it helps to ensure our children can receive proper nutrition to supplement their dinner.
The grant was provided by the Collier Community Foundation’s 2022 Food & Hunger Grant cycle, which is part of the Your passion. Your Collier. campaign to address needs in mental health & substance abuse, housing & hunger, education & employment, seniors & veterans, environment & accessibility, and crisis & disaster relief.
About Child’s Path: Child’s Path is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and enrich the lives of working families and underserved children in Collier County through high-quality early childhood education. As one of the largest providers of early education in Collier County, Child’s Path annually serves nearly 400 children from two weeks to age five. High-quality early education changes the entire trajectory of a child’s life and prepares them for academic and lifelong success. We believe every child deserves access to high-quality early learning and a bright start in life.
About the Collier Community Foundation: The Community Foundation of Collier County, DBA Collier Community Foundation™, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Collier Community Foundation manages more than 850 funds, works with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $274.4 million in assets, and has granted over $255.6 million to nonprofit organizations, community programs, and scholarships. The Collier Community Foundation is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. Informed giving. Powerful results.™ Learn more at colliercf.org or call 239-649-5000.