Kiddie Academy Announces Emergency Relief Fund For Teachers and Staff
Educational child care provider to offer $1,000 grants to employees in need
June 16, 2022 // Franchising.com // ABINGDON, Md. - Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care announced at its annual conference a new community fund to provide its teachers and staff grants of up to $1,000 in times of personal hardship or natural disaster. The fund, which consists of donations from the Kiddie Academy community nationwide, has supported 13 teachers and awarded grants of more than $7,000 since its inception in 2019.
“The Kiddie Academy Community Fund helped me and my family through my Covid-19 recovery,” said Christine, a Kiddie Academy teacher in Illinois. “The grant helped me with the hospital bills I received during Covid-19. It’s unfortunate that things turned out this way, but I can truly say ‘I beat Covid!’ I am thankful for my life and so appreciative of Kiddie Academy.”
The Kiddie Academy Community Fund was created to help Kiddie Academy teachers and team members in need of immediate financial assistance following an unforeseen disaster or personal hardship. The fund relies on support from Kiddie Academy, as well as individual donations made by franchisees, vendors, employees and the public. Kiddie Academy has donated to seed the fund and covers all operating expenses.
Following the fund announcement at the organization’s annual conference, which was held June 2-4 in Austin, Texas, attendees donated an additional $12,000.
“We believe that supporting one another when help is needed most allows us to grow stronger as a community,” said Maria Dontas, director of corporate social responsibility at Kiddie Academy. “We see the community fund as a key opportunity to support our teachers and staff, who are the foundation of everything we do.”
SOURCE Kiddie Academy
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