JCS offers support for families in need
One of greatest challenges facing working parents is caring for a sick child. For some people this could mean a missed deadline. For hourly paid workers, the result is reduced take-home pay or, in some instances, a lost job.
Three years ago Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) in Boca Raton, became the only subsidized child-care center in Florida to offer a clinic where a registered nurse provides professional, nurturing care for mildly ill children, allowing their parents to remain in work. The Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund recognized the critical importance of this service to low-income workers and has made a generous donation of $10,000 to support the clinic.
Patrick Wright, director of Finance for Jarden Consumer Solutions and a JCS Community Fund Employee committee member said, “With young children of my own, I could immediately appreciate the benefits of this clinic. We were also excited to learn that Florence Fuller is hoping to open the clinic to low-income parents associated with other non-profits in Boca Raton”.
Doug Paton, FFCDC CEO explained, “In this economy, with food costs spiraling and job security tenuous, our parents simply cannot afford to lose income or take additional time off work. The clinic for mildly ill children is just one of the services that we provide to empower parents to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.”
For more than three decades Florence Fuller Child Development Centers have provided quality child care, preschool, after-school, food programs and health screenings for disadvantaged children in Boca Raton. All parents are gainfully employed or pursuing their education.
For more information, contact Christine Mally at 561-391-7274, ext. 111 or visit www.ffcdc.org.
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