19 Apr Give BIG on May 3: Help Bring Affordable, Nature Rich Preschool to A Park Near You!
Give BIG, The Seattle Foundation’s annual online fundraising event is right around the corner and it’s an incredible opportunity to show some love for the little people in your life. Together you and Tiny Trees are helping children across Seattle enjoy an affordable and high quality education and a vibrant, joyful, outdoor childhood with 12 classes opening this fall. To make it there we need your help raising $60,000 before August 1. Thanks to The Seattle Foundation, whatever amount you choose to donate through our online giving profile will be stretched to maximize YOUR giving. That means that your investment now will make an even bigger impact for the children in your community.
Take action. Schedule your gift today through our Seattle Foundation profile and it will automatically go through on May 3, to be stretched by a match from the Seattle Foundation.
Your gift will help launch the first Tiny Trees Preschools this September. Once built our schools are sustained on our low priced tuition and government support for low-income families. That means that your investment now will have a lasting impact as part of the founding DNA of Tiny Trees at Carkeek Park, Camp Long, Jefferson Park and Rainier Valley. This is a critical time as Tiny Trees moves from a dream to a reality and a time when your investment will make the biggest difference for the children and families of Seattle. Give today. Give BIG.
“Passion is lifted from the earth by the muddy hands of the young, it travels along the grass stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save the environmental indicator species – the child in nature.”
– Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
“Education is a proven path out of poverty and a successful education starts early. Children 3-5 that receive a preschool education prior to entering kindergarten are more likely to learn to read, graduate high school, succeed in college and live longer, happier and more productive lives.”
“In today’s economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable, high-quality childcare more than ever. It’s not a nice-to-have — it’s a must-have. So it’s time we stop treating childcare as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”
– President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015