The devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico hits especially close to home for The Foundling, which serves nearly 1,500 children through Head Start and Early Head Start programs at 42 locations throughout the island, and has more than 400 employees.
The Region 9 Head Start Association wants to help families in Puerto Rico, and what better way to do so than through a fellow Head Start provider like The New York Foundling? We have establisghed this fund help our Foundling family pick up the pieces, re-open their doors and continue to care for the children. In the photos here, you can see some before and after photos of the damage to classrooms.
A note from The Foundling CEO: Since the hurricane, our sites are beginning to reopen, with Head Start and Early Head Start services starting to resume. We are assessing each site and only opening those sites that our architect determines to be safe. The safety of our staff and the children and families that we serve is a decisive factor in all of our decision making. While it will be a long time before there is a sense of normalcy, we can say with certainty that The Foundling will be there every step of the way to help. We continue to collaborate with the local government officials in the municipalities we serve to provide relief efforts, making it a priority to open our doors to those who need immediate help, and to offer support to our staff. Although the situation is improving, water, food and electricity are still in short supply. Our staff nutritionists are driving around the island to secure as much food as possible to ensure we can open a limited number of centers. A lot of work lies ahead and there are still major challenges and obstacles but we are making progress thanks to the support of our many friends and supporters. Thank you!
Please support our fund if you can, any amount helps! The Foundling is a 501c3 charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductible and you will recieve a receipt right away.
If you prefer to give via check, please mail to: The New York Foundling, Development Department, 590 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011. If you have questions or need help filling out this form, contact email@example.com or call them at 212-886-4087. Thank you!