02 May Give A Childhood Full of Joy, Laughter and Unbridled Awesome!
For the next 24 Hours All Donations Will Be Matched!
Every Dollar to Help Open the First Tiny Trees Preschools This Fall!
Give BIG is here and for the next 24hrs The Seattle Foundation will match a portion of every gift. This is your chance to make a difference for the little person in your life. To help a family struggling to find affordable preschool. To help a child thirsty for growth, knowledge and wonder. To help every kid enjoy the childhood they deserve – one full of laughter and play in the great outdoors.
We’re working hard getting ready for opening day. To make it there we need your help raising $60,000 before August 1. Thanks to the Give BIG match from The Seattle Foundation today is the best day to help out and make affordable, nature rich preschool in Seattle parks a reality.
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. Success this year will also help Tiny Trees open additional preschools in 2017 at a location near you. 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
Invest in the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
At Tiny Trees every child spends every day outside, during the most formative years of their life.
“Research shows that children from lower-income households who get good-quality pre-Kindergarten education are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college as well as hold a job and have higher earnings, and they are less likely to be incarcerated or receive public assistance.”
– Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve
Invest in A Child’s Future
High quality preschool is one of the best investments in a child’s future you can make.
“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
Invest in Universal Preschool
Early childhood education is one of the best investments in families and our nation’s economy you can make.