Since February of 2010, The Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services (DHC) has partnered with Goodwill Industries – Big Bend to provide high quality, individualized early intervention and developmental preschool services. Goodwill provides DHC with administrative support and fundraising.
When you shop at a Goodwill location in the Big Bend Region and “round up” your purchase, that extra change, goes directly to DHC. Throughout the Big Bend, many Goodwill customers choose to “round up” their purchase, costing them a few extra cents, but added together, DHC is able to convert that generosity into major quality enhancements for young children.
Each month, DHC receives the “round up” donation and uses it to pay for extra staff that provide more 1-on-1 supervision, therapy services and scholarships for care for parents who cannot afford the high cost of child care, but don’t qualify for other programs.
Offering quality child care is very expensive – extra staff, enhanced staff training, therapy equipment and much more. Because of the donations through Goodwill’s Round Up program, DHC is able to provide these unique, quality enhancing aspects to the children of the Tallahassee area.
Please see the Dick Howser Center website www.dickhowser.org for additional information.