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2018 Children's Champion Awards Gala

Goal: To support ECS's early childhood education program for children and families.

Total Project Value: $2,000

Project End Date: 2/22/2018   (183 days remaining)

Status: Amount Given: $850 | Goal Amount: $2,000


This is wonderful way to choose which projects I want to support.

Nick, Jacksonville

Project Description

Episcopal Children’s Services (ECS) is a Non-Profit organization that provides child AND parent services to vulnerable low income families to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference in the communities of North East and Central Florida.

Children in poverty face certain struggles as they develop and grow, which will likely follow and burden them for the rest of their lives. These are children who, like all children, deserve a chance. Poverty is the single greatest predictor of social failure among America’s children and it impacts children’s development especially hard. Children in poverty are more likely to enter kindergarten with insufficient skills, read below grade level, be held back in school, have learning disabilities, not graduate high school, and become incarcerated.

This event fits within the focus area of Education, Literacy, and Health and will provide much-improved educational and developmental services to children who need it most. Proceeds from the Children’s Champion event will go to support ECS’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout our service area of 14 counties – including Duval.”

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