Dear Friend,

As the nonprofit Child Care Council celebrates its 37 years of service to children, families and communities throughout Contra Costa, its dedicated Board and committed and professional staff members count you as a partner in building the quality of care and early education to benefit our young children.

It remains a difficult time for many families. They continue to turn to the Child Care Council for free parenting support, child care referrals and assistance with issues from special needs to child health and safety to resources for other needs, including food and shelter.

One family came to the Child Care Council with a long list of challenges. The mother was looking for help paying for and finding child care. She needed housing for her family. They were homeless. They needed food, clothing and transportation help. The father was in jail but was to be released the next day and their housing voucher had expired. We talked to various resources, and this family was able to get placed in a temporary apartment in Concord. We also helped the parents and children get food and clothes to get started. We placed the family on the eligibility list for the Child Care Fund, our child care subsidy program. Because the family was determined to be at risk, we were able to enroll them quickly in the program and issue a voucher for child care. Our Council staff worked quickly and tirelessly to ensure the well-being of this family. With our help, the mother found a family child care provider who also generously provided food and washed their clothes. This family has begun the road to stability. The mother has found a job. The children are starting to thrive in their new early care environment.

Life changing outcomes for vulnerable children and families are possible with your help. Please make a donation TODAY and change lives.

Every day, the Child Care Council provides free services that benefit children and their families in our many neighborhoods. Won’t you take a moment to support us and make a powerful difference to improve a child’s life?

Your gift helps our long-standing nonprofit organization assists children and families and strengthens the communities we live in. It helps build and improve the quality of care and early education so that parents can work and children are ready for success in school and life.

Your contributions make it possible for us to provide the following free services to thousands of children and families each year:

  • Assistance and support to families in crisis
  • Help to parents looking for quality child care
  • Support to parents with children with special needs
  • A helping hand to low income working families with child care costs
  • Help to fight childhood obesity and provide nutritious meals to children
  • Education and support to families and early educators to promote school readiness and improve the overall quality of care for young children

Please take a moment to make a donation now and be a Champion for Children! We need your help.

You can make a secure online donation or mail your contribution. Check with your company about matching donations. Consider donating appreciated investments that can reduce your income taxes, save you dollars and increase your impact. Please call us directly at (925) 676-4552 if you would like to have a conversation about other kinds of gifts. Quality care and early education benefits all of us. We can’t wait… so many children need our help to have the best start in life. Join us in investing in their future.

Please Don’t Wait, Act Now.

Sincerely and with warm wishes for the season,


Barbara Grillo-Selleck, President, Board of Directors and Catherine J. Ertz-Berger, Executive Director

All contributions to the Contra Costa Child Care Council are 100% deductible in accordance with federal and state charitable guidelines. Tax ID # 94-2383-037.

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