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COVID-19 EVC Child Care Supply Drive

EVC Child Care Supply Drive

The Carmel & Naccasha team has challenged the EVC board to help meet the needs of our SLO County Child Care Centers. If the goal of $2,500 in donations is reached by January 18, 2021, Carmel & Naccasha will match up to $2,500 in legal services for any SLO County child care center owners or employees. You may donate directly to CAPSLO

Please join us to support our local child care providers by donating supplies to the EVC COVID-19 Child Care Supply Drive. The Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) of San Luis Obispo County, in collaboration with First 5 SLO County, Child Care Planning Council SLO County, and the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), is establishing a COVID-19 relief supply drive that will commence with immediate effect and run through January 27, 2021.

This supply drive is intended to and will benefit more than 290 local child care programs, licensed to serve over 6000 children, that are experiencing devastating losses and mounting costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top priority items are:

• Disinfectant
• Disinfectant Wipes
• Gloves
• Hand Soap
• Hand Sanitizer
• Toilet Paper
• Paper Towels
• Glue
• Child Safe Paint
• Paper of All Types
• Non-Contact Thermometers
• Cloth Masks

Those interested in making a monetary contribution in addition to or in lieu of making donations of supplies can visit https://capslo.org/donation-ccrc/.

One of our Partners, Z Naccasha, who is an EVC board member and passionate about the availability of child care in SLO County, observed that “our community has always been a caring and responsive one! Our businesses all have employees/parents with children who have struggled with balancing work and family obligations with safety protocols and remote learning. More than ever, these business leaders now profoundly understand the impact that the availability of child care has on their and their employees’ families, our local economy, and our Central Coast quality of life. The pandemic has only intensified our child care needs, and we at the EVC, in collaboration with First 5 SLO County, Child Care Planning Council SLO County and CAPSLO, have been working closely with local government agencies, non-profits and private sector companies in order to brainstorm new paths and opportunities toward assisting child care programs in our community.  Anything that you can do to help with this supply drive will help address important needs in the child care sector, and will be incredibly appreciated by these great people who care for our children. Thank you for your consideration and for your help!”

Read where the drop-off centers are here.

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