My name is Michael Wood, and I am the chair of the Parent-Teacher Committee (PTC) at Herndon Children's Center (HCC) in Herndon, VA. HCC has been a stalwart daycare provider in our community for over 25 years. After many years under federal sponsorship, it privatized in 2013 and is now listed as a nonprofit.
There are four buggies at HCC—two 6-seaters for the infant classes and two 6-seaters for the toddler classes. They are used to take the babies (3-month-olds to 1-year-olds) out for walks during nice days and are a huge help to the teachers.
Unfortunately, the buggies at HCC are as old as the school itself and are in dire need of replacement, especially the ones for the infant classrooms. New and good-quality buggies are expensive (around $1,500 for a new 6-seater buggy), and the school does not currently have the means to replace all of them. We are hoping to raise $3,500 right now to replace the two buggies for the infant classrooms, which is the biggest priority. This will cover the cost of the buggies, some covers to protect against the rain, and shipping and handling expenses.