ATLANTA - Nov. 3, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Discovery Point, a leading child development franchise, announces its national corporate partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, to raise funds this holiday season to benefit children - specifically those above the age of eight years old.
According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million children live in poverty in the United States. The Toys for Tots program collects tens of millions of toys during October, November and December for less fortunate children throughout the country. Each year, however, Toys for Tots has a deficit in monetary and toy donations for children over the age of eight years old.
Although Discovery Point has participated in local Toys for Tots drives in the past, this will be the first year for the company to contribute on a national level.
"We are very excited about our national partnership with Toys for Tots, specifically raising funds for children over the age of eight who are often under-supported through local drives," says Andrea Moore, Executive Director of Operations, Discovery Point. "Our centers serve children from six weeks to age 12, so we align very well with Toys for Tots' mission and reach. With the ability to designate where in the U.S the funds we raise will be spent, we are looking forward to giving back to the communities we serve across the Southeast."
In addition to holding a national fundraising drive, participating centers will also continue to collect new to support the organization at the local level. Online donations will be accepted at http://bit.ly/2AbS4mu.
With 47 locations throughout the Southeast, Discovery Point Child Development Centers provide safe, educational, and nurturing environments for growing children. Discovery Point partners with Teaching Strategies in using the nationally recognized early childhood education program, Creative Curriculum System® for Preschool. Since opening its first location in an Atlanta suburb in 1988, Discovery Point has been a leader in childhood education and care, expanding beyond its Georgia roots into Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee with plans under way to reach new markets nationwide.
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