For many families, the pandemic has introduced new challenges balancing the need to work, provide child care, supervise virtual schooling as well as care for themselves and their children in uncertainty.
An essential support for families is child care.
Throughout the pandemic, Alaska’s child care programs have been open providing safe and healthy care for the children of working families, health care workers, and first responders.
But these small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open.
“I can tell you we are taking a huge hit financially to do what’s right for our employees and families.”
– Child Care Business Owner, Juneau
Alaska’s child care programs have been there for all of us during the pandemic. We can be there for them now.
To ensure these essential businesses survive, you are invited to join thread on Giving Tuesday. Your gift supports thread‘s work to help child care keep the lights on, get supplies, retain their staff and more. It also means early educators have access to essential training.
“I am taking as many thread COVID related trainings at this time as possible…it is important for providers to feel prepared to deal with COVID related issues.” – Early Educator, Anchorage
Child care matters to our families, children, businesses, and community. Make your gift to thread now.
If you’re unable to contribute at this time, join us in showing your support.
- Donate supplies to your child care program.
- Say thank you to an early educator.
- Use #GivingTuesday to share why you support child care.
- Follow thread on Facebook and invite your friends to join!