DOUBLE YOUR DONATION THIS SEPTEMBER!
We have some amazing news! Two generous donors have offered a dollar-for-dollar match on every gift made in September, up to $60,000! Double your donation right now!
The Quest Foundation has generously pledged $30,000 to the Nursery. That pledge was matched by another generous BACN donor family. That means we have to raise $60,000 in donations between September 1 and September 30 to earn our $60,000 matching gifts!
The $60,000 match comes at a critical time for the Nursery. Cost of living increases and lack of affordable childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers has disproportionately affected our most vulnerable population—families with children living in poverty. We continue to see the growing needs of our community.
Last year, we saw extreme growth in the number of children and families served. We provided 26,027 hours of free emergency childcare and shelter services, gave out 25,994 diapers, and over 900 bags of food. This year already, we have provided over 17,000 hours of free childcare and shelter services, 29,000 diapers, and 400 bags of food. The need in our community continues to grow, and BACN will continue to step up and do more to support our children and their families.
Our impact is not just numbers, it’s about the struggles of real families facing difficult times. We recently received a call from a local hospital. A single mother was driving on the freeway when another car changed lanes and hit her car, causing her internal injuries. Her 1-year-old son was also transported to the hospital, and thankfully had no reported injuries. Unable to keep him in the hospital with her, the little boy was sent to the Nursery while his mom recovered from surgery. Within a week, he was able to go home safely with his mom. When he was picked up, we learned that she needed to recover at home for a few weeks and would be unable to work. She filed for disability benefits, but had no idea when she would receive them. In the meantime, she still needed to feed and care for her son, and for herself. That's when the Nursery stepped up again with plenty of food for the family, diapers for the little boy, and of course, emergency daytime childcare. We're here for families when they need us the most.
Please join our matching donation challenge and support the Nursery. By donating today, you can do twice the good with one donation! Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Together we can make a difference in the lives of young children.