The Charles Lafitte Foundation awards $4,500 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

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June 10, 2016, Boca Raton FL – Renovations to a restroom at the East Campus of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) will be undertaken with the generous grant of $4,500 from the Charles Lafitte Foundation.

We recognize the importance of bathrooms to the health of all of FFCDC’s children. Our campus bathrooms are always clean and safe, but were built decades ago when the Centers were founded. The grant from the Charles Lafitte Foundation allows us to continue providing a healthy and safe environment in which our children can learn and grow. There’s a saying among school administrators that, if you want to feel the pulse of a particular building, you should stick your head into the restroom. Find clean floors and walls, and adequate soap and paper towel supplies, and you know the staff and students are proud of their school.

CEO of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Ellyn Okrent stated, “We are most grateful to the Charles Lafitte Foundation for recognizing our community’s need for support. This grant will help our Centers to both strengthen our programs enable us to continue to invest in early childhood education.”

About Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

Established in1971, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) incorporated as a private non-profit agency. For more than 45 years, FFDC has provided children a pathway out of poverty, inspiring them to make local and global differences through the use of their education. FFCDC is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families with the goal of not only preparing children for a lifetime commitment to learning through a full-spectrum of high quality early childhood education programs, but also empowering their families to build a brighter future. We accomplish this by providing an integrated comprehensive system of care that embraces a variety of services supporting the family. For more information about Florence Fuller Child Development Centers East and West Campuses, visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations. For more information visit

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