We all have a role to play in ensuring safe, stable, nurturing environments for our children – to ensure our children thrive and we build a foundation for their future success. Did you know that at COSKids, we take a two-generational approach to this? We are proud to serve a full diversity of families but our special outreach is to lower income single parent families.
Single income households are truly struggling with the inability of wages to keep up with cost of living. They often spend 40-50% of their income on housing. And the cost of quality child care is well over $10,000 a year. These parents desperately need assistance so they can be at work to support their family, while their child receives care that promotes positive early brain development, social and emotional health and early literacy. The number of single parents who need assistance to bridge the income gap continues to grow, creating waiting lists of families who need our help.
A two-generational program is fundamental to our society. It is good for kids. It is good for their parents. And it is good for business because it helps bring stability to the current workforce as well as preparing the workforce of the future. That is a winning equation that will have a great return on investment for our community!
can purchase a gas card or provide a meal: bridging the gap and assisting in short-term crisis
can provide materials for critical enrichment activities: developing music, art, and science
can provide a scholarship to Summer Camp: preserving the "child" in "childhood"
can provide a month's tuition scholarship for our After School Program: bridging the gap between school and home
can provide a month's tuition for our Preschool Program: promoting early brain development
Click below to donate online. If you'd rather donate offline, you can mail a check to: 226 West John Street, Matthews, NC 28105 or call us during business hours at (704) 845-4673.