Through the Fox Valley United Way, Dunham Fund is supporting two programs that will enhance our community.
Drive Until All Kids Thrive Event at Topgolf / $1,000
Funds from this event held on September 30th at Topgolf will supports efforts to ensure that all local children are ready to succeed in school and in life. Children that get nutritious food and access to high quality early childhood programs.
Play.Learn.Connect Family Resource Center / $75,000
Dunham Fund is continuing to support the Fox Valley United Way’s “Play.Learn.Connect” program within the SPARK (Strong, Prepared And Ready for Kindergarten) early learning initiative. In partnership with the VNA, SPARK has developed the Play.Learn.Connect Family Resource Center to assist kids and families receiving WIC services. The Dunham Fund is honored to join Robert. McCormick Foundation in supporting this innovative approach to fostering educational caregiver-child interaction.
The objective of the Play.Learn.Connect Family Resource Center is to transform VNA waiting rooms into family friendly environments that improve parent-child experiences. Since the VNA’s WIC services process can often result in wait times of 80 minutes or more, providing a space for parents and children to engage, learn, and connect SPARK volunteers will help turn a difficult waiting experience for into a valuable learning experience.
Key elements of the Play.Learn.Connect Family Resource Centers will include:
The Dunham Fund is proud to support SPARK’s mission to help kids through the Play.Learn.Connect Family Resource Center, which will provide valuable resources and services at one location to create holistic support systems for families.