JUPITER, FL – April 30, 2019 – The Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) was awarded a $7,500 grant to help fund early childhood education from the Ibis Charities Foundation at their annual breakfast. FFCDC was among 44 nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County to benefit from their incredible generosity.
CEO, Ellyn Okrent stated, “We are touched by the generosity of the Ibis Charities Foundation. Although our community is often perceived as affluent, 98% of the FFCDC families live at or just below the poverty level. FFCDC not only offers early childhood education programs and after-school programs, it also offers integrated family support services that empower the whole family by helping them to form safe, nurturing homes that promote educational and character development. FFCDC serves more than 800 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old annually and we are honored to be chosen.”
About Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
Established in 1971, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ mission is making a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community. FFCDC provides quality childcare, early education, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, after-school care, summer camps, health and wellness services and family support programs. We prepare children for a lifetime commitment to learning and social achievement, while empowering their families with resources to be healthy, stable and successful. For more information, visit www.ffcdc.org.
About Ibis Charities Foundation
Ibis Charities Foundation is dedicated to granting financial support to non-profit organizations providing family and social services, health and wellness programs and services, educational programs, art and cultural opportunities and environmental concerns in Palm Beach County. Through the Ibis Charities Foundation Grant Program, our goal is to assist and promote the well-being of the citizens residing in our community.