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Julie Sanchez via Crowdrise
September 16, 2011

Children don't have a voice and it's up to us to make their voice heard  See more
Julie Sanchez

THE STORY:

I started working in the child care field at the age of 18 when I began working for a family child care home. At the time, I was going to school full time at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles) and majoring in Interior Design. My dream was to be an Interior Designer and work with all the top designers in LA (so I thought). After graduating in 2001 at the age of 20, I started to do a little interior design work here and there but getting my foot in the door with the big companies was a challenge. While still working as one of the lead teachers in the family child care home, I finally landed a job. I sadly said good-bye to the staff and all my children (after 5 years they feel like your own) I told them I would be visiting them soon. Especially to a boy name Matthew who was the first infant I took care of at 2 weeks old.  Three months after working with the new company, my passion started to die down. I wasn’t feeling excited or connected somehow. I just wasn’t happy. It was then when I realized that my happiest point in my life was being around children. I left the company and went back into the child care field.

I spent most of my 20’s working in different child care areas; family child care home, before and after school programs for the City of Santa Monica and becoming a preschool teacher at a center. With the advice of a friend and family child care provider, she encouraged me to start taking Child Development classes if I wanted to get into this field. So I decided to enroll at Santa Monica College. While taking one of their ECE classes off-site at Connections For Children (CFC) they announced that they were looking for interns in their Resource and Referral Department working with family child care providers and parents. I jumped on it quick! Later that week I received a phone call from the Resource and Referral manager asking for an interview. We hit it off great and was chosen quickly. After 3 months into the internship I was asked if I would be interested in a full time position. Of course I said yes! I couldn’t be any happier working for such a great organization. CFC ties low-income families with child care subsidy to help them pay for care so they can work or attend school. We also have child care referrals and resources for parents who are looking for child care and we also conducts child development workshops for teachers and family child care providers.

In the past couple of years, CFC staff and I have advocated for children and have gone as far as  Sacramento to speak to the legislators to stop cutting programs for children and families. Friends, this is where I need your help and cannot do this alone. Due to the continuing situation with the State of California many of the child care programs have been cut, especially Head Start. As many of you may know I am not a runner and having the opportunity of running this marathon means a lot to me. My personal fundraising goal of $2,000 will help provide quality child care for children and materials to get them ready for success. Please join me in making a donation today. Any amount is appreciated. The children, parents and I thank you in advance.

Julie Sanchez

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To This Fundraiser

$275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • AnaLu Sandoval

    $20

  • Gaby hernandez

    $20

  • Adriana Sanchez

    $50

  • Isabel Soto

    $25

  • Peggy Velasco

    $100

  • Johana

    $50

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14% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,774 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Christie Forgash

Amount Raised

$2,465

 

49% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Connections For Children

Amount Raised

$1,806

 

26% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Terry Ogawa

Amount Raised

$1,601

Fundraiser Title

elissa o

Amount Raised

$1,274

Fundraiser Title

Will Nicholas

Amount Raised

$1,265

 

25% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susana Benton

Amount Raised

$1,206

Fundraiser Title

Connections for Children

Amount Raised

$935

 

3% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Daggett

Amount Raised

$389

 

26% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Johana

Johana

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Peggy Velasco

Peggy Velasco

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Isabel Soto

Isabel Soto

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Julie!!! 6 years ago

Adriana Sanchez

Adriana Sanchez

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Gaby hernandez

Gaby hernandez

DONATION: $20

I am soooo proud of you Julie!!! 6 years ago

AnaLu Sandoval

AnaLu Sandoval

DONATION: $20

Chikiti boom a la bin bon ba Julie, Julie RaRaRa!! Best of luck!!! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago