Help Alleviate the Financial Burden on Families Seeking Critical After-School Programs
Many adults are returning to work in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Families are struggling not only to make ends meet but they are also having to make difficult choices when it comes to the affordability of afterschool programming for their children.
After-school programming provides structure, physical activity, social support, and more. Without this structure and support, many are left home alone where they are exposed to peer pressure, experimental drug use, obesity, and a whole host of other issues.
According to the 2010 census, the average median income for a family of four in the neighborhood surrounding the Delavan Grider Community Center is $17,289. With the rising cost of food, rent and basic needs, the cost of childcare is often beyond the reach for families.
Metro Community Development Corporation provides year-round academic, social, recreational programming to youth aged five through eighteen years of age at the Delavan Grider Community Center, located at 877 East Delavan Avenue 14215.
What you may not realize is that most people in our immediate neighborhood are working in low-wage jobs, participating in social service programs to receive aid and support, and even the family portion to be paid is unaffordable and out-of-reach for many of our families. Plus, some families have more than one child which adds an extra financial burden and with the recent rise in inflation, all families are feeling the pinch.
That's why we need your assistance in making after-school programming affordable for more families in the community so that their kids get a good foundation and are able to flourish because they can participate in activities, that they would not normally be able to because of the cost.
We need your help today. COVID has caused even more disruption in households such as lack of food, increase in people having difficulty communicating, domestic issues have risen by 500%, mal-treatment and abuse have increased by 75%.
Your gift of:
$25 will provide 2 hours of tutoring/academic support
$50 will provide enrichment activities: cooking class or yoga
$100 will provide monthly family-oriented activities
$250 will provide 6 weeks of music or art
$500 will provide cultural or educational field trip
We need to act today to put these families on a better course.
By giving to Metro Community Development Corporation, your money will allow us to increase the number of youths that can participate in after-school programming. Due to the pandemic, funding streams have shifted to help local businesses and bolster the economy. Click on the button above to donate now.
Help us help families to gain peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving quality care, in a safe and convenient environment.
We need your help by donating to our cause. The need to provide children with academic support, structured activities in a safe and nurturing environment without burdening struggling families.
What you may not realize is that we receive a large amount of funding through the City of Buffalo that is restricted to paying staff and insurances. We receive a very small allocation of state monies. We depend upon fundraising from people just like you to meet our goal.
Won't you give now?