Hannaford Supermarkets and the Hannaford Charitable Foundation today jointly announced $50,000 in donations to support virtual learning programs for Central Massachusetts families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation includes #20,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South in Taunton and Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, as well as $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.
Wednesday Posted Nov 29, 2017 at 12:40 PM Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 12:46 PM
WORCESTER – Nancy Thibault of the Rainbow Child Development Center likens the center’s role to that of an oasis in the midst of poverty.
To that end, the Edward Street early education and after-school facility’s staff is gratified that the center’s children have been chosen as a Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund recipient for the first time this year.
“I can’t tell you how much the gifts from T&G Santa help,” Ms. Thibault said, noting that center students from 3 to 13 years of age will be the recipients. “Our parents do not have discretionary funds for Legos, craft kits and art kits. Each child will get two nice gifts that are age-appropriate and new,” she said, emphasizing the latter word. (more…)
The Center’s ADA Outdoor Play Space and Natural Classroom was
completed in July 2017 and the Grand Opening event was held on September 8th. Please see The Grand Opening Program for full details on the event.
The new play space now features numerous climbers, balance and overhead components that will increase children’s strength and endurance. Components include:
A tricycle path
An age appropriate obstacle course
Enhanced outdoor garden area
Safe rubber and turf areas to play on and shade structures
Equipment designed and certified by a Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Worcester early education center serving at-risk students unveils new playspaces
By Scott O’Connell
Telegram & Gazette Staff Posted Sep 8, 2017 at 7:48 PMUpdated at 6:19 AM
WORCESTER – Rotting wood and rusted bolts at the Rainbow Child Development Center’s old play area have been replaced by brand-new playsets, thanks to the generosity of donors and a six-figure government grant.
Just as important, said officials at the Edward Street-based early education and after-school center, which serves disadvantaged children in the area, the gleaming playground introduced at a ceremony on Friday will enable safer, better playtime for those kids and, in the process, hopefully help close an achievement gap separating them and their more well-off peers. (more…)
Thank you to all who contributed to Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Gala at The Haven Country Club on April 1, 2017. The Gala was a success and RCDC exceeded its goal and raised $26,000! The Gala’s proceeds will directly improve the lives of over two hundred and fifty children between the ages of 6 weeks up to 13 years old who are in need.
Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Event on April, 9 2016 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club successfully raised over $22,400! This achievement was possible through generous financial response from the Center’s community sponsors, business partners and individual donors. One highlight of the evening was a Rainbow parent’s affirmation of the Center’s positive influence on her children and family. Funds from the event will assist in supporting the Center’s on site Speech and Language Program, literacy programs, early education and care programs, cultural and healthy lifestyle programming.
Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Event on March 19, 2015 at The Hanover Theatre was a success and raised over $13,000. This achievement was possible through generous financial response from the Center’s community sponsors, business partners and individual donors.
Funding from the Signature Event helps to provide children with on-site Speech and Language Development Program, Play Therapy, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) courses, Fine Arts, Literacy, Raised Bed Gardening, Hydroponic Gardening and healthy lifestyle initiatives. All programs promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence.