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The Power of Giving to Fuel Early Childhood Education

November 13th, 2019

Knowledge is power. But not every family has the resources to give their kids a strong start in education. United Way of Central Ohio helps improve access to high-quality early childhood education — one of the critical cornerstones of successful communities. And this year, you can help power education by joining us for Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. On Giving Tuesday, every single act of volunteerism or donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.

Here in central Ohio, the power of giving has helped 85% of children participating in United Way-funded early childhood education programs to be prepared for kindergarten.

By comparison, only 40% of all children in Franklin County are ready for kindergarten. Clearly, there’s much more work to be done. But our kids can’t wait.  The future success of every child is in many ways determined in the first five years of life. During those early years how that child learns and develops — mentally, emotionally and socially — is critical.

Your investment on Giving Tuesday will support United Way’s Early Childhood Education Fund and will change a child’s life.

Join United Way of Central Ohio and donate on Tuesday, December 3.


United Way’s Early Childhood Education Partners:

Action for Children

Childhood League Center

Columbus Early Learning Centers

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

Community Properties Impact Corporation

Directions for Youth and Families

Gladden Community House

South Side Early Learning & Development

St. Stephen’s Community House

St. Vincent Family Center

YMCA of Central Ohio

YWCA Columbus

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