On Giving Tuesday, Sunrise Children’s Foundation (SCF), thanks the community for its donations, volunteerism and support. Recently, the non-profit honored philanthropist, Cindy Doumani at the Color Us Friends’ Luncheon, which raised dollars to fund 25 kids for the HIPPY (Home instruction of Parents of Preschool Youngers) program). Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield also generously donated $10,000 donation for the non-profit’s breastfeeding program. Cicis Pizza on Charleston also raised some ‘dough’ with dining events for the foundation. The organization has touched the lives of 150,000 children and families annually, helped more than 344 kids across the valley at the developmental sites and early head start; more than 200 kids getting home instruction; and 24,000 thru the WIC programs. Delivering a full scope of services from birth to five, the charity provides a comprehensive continuum of care to ensure that children in Nevada have a chance at success.
“Since our inception, over 25 years ago, Sunrise Children’s Foundation has vastly expanded programs and services being offered for free to our local community, states states Executive Director, Dave Sanberg. “We are grateful to the businesses and individuals who continue to support our mission to provide early childhood resources.”
The organization’s mission is helping children to fulfill their potential of safe, healthy and educated lives through three main programs, Early Head Start, The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program (HIPPY) and Women, Infants, and Children, a special supplemental nutrition program (WIC).
Tools and learning strategies are employed to enable the children to enter school ready to succeed. Sunrise Children’s Foundation bears the distinction of being the sole provider of Early Head Start programs in Clark County. The SCF Early Head Start program is regarded nationally as one of the premier educational programs throughout the United States Western region, serving 270 children throughout the valley.
HIPPY offers free home-based early childhood education working with their parent(s) as their first teacher. The parent is provided with a set of developmentally appropriate materials, curriculum and books designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social / emotional and physical development.
WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs. Earlier this Spring, Sunrise Children’s Foundation hosted a Nutritional Health Fair and had more than 132 attendees and 13 vendors.
About Sunrise Children’s Foundation:
Sunrise Children’s Foundation, is non-profit corporation organized solely for pediatric health and education. Founded in 1993, SCF delivers a full scope of services from birth to five and provides a comprehensive continuum of care to ensure that children in Nevada have a chance at success, all free of cost. Sunrise Children’s Foundation programs support a myriad of critical areas focusing on optimal child development including prenatal care and breast-feeding education; infant and toddler health and development ; wellness, nutrition and health education; parent education; reading and literacy skills; and positive family relationships. For more information, visit our website at sunrisechildren.org. Friend us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SunriseChildrensFoundation or follow us on twitter at @sunrisechilfdtn.