Riverbend Head Start and Family Services is working with a local woman who wanted to do something to give back to kids in her hometown. The new program is called Sponsor a Child, and for $360 a year, a person, or a group, can provide funding the Head Start that is used for early childhood development programs.
Shirley Emmons says wanted to do something local after sponsoring a child overseas:
Emons says the level of $360 was chosen because it's how much she contributes to her child in Guatemala. Local payments can be made to Head Start either all at once or on a monthly basis. To find out how to sponsor a local child, go to www.riverbendfamilies.org or contact Riverbend Head Start and Family Services at 463-5946.
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