May 15th, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is excited to announce it has received a generous donation from its longtime supporter and donor, DBS Bank! They have graciously donated $10,000 to help children and families in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties during this COVID-19 pandemic. The timing of this generous donation is so crucial and much needed for CCRC clients.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children, families and child care providers are facing tremendous difficulties. With unemployment rates rising and family budgets already stretched thin, CCRC staff are seeing donation requests triple. Additionally, with the abrupt end of the school year, we know parents have limited funds to purchase educational materials and books. CCRC is working with an organization to purchase age appropriate books for a nominal fee. Our goal is to send a book to each child participating in CCRC’s services. Funds from DBS Bank’s donation will make this remarkable goal possible!
When asked why DBS Bank chose to support CCRC, their CEO elaborated on their long history together, “Our staff at DBS Bank has been involved with Child Care Resource Center both in volunteerism and financial donations and have the utmost respect for the staff and the organization’s mission. We are inspired by their work in the community, impressed with their kindness and touched by all the wonderful employees we have met over the years”. – Tom McCabe (US, CEO)
We are happy to announce because of DBS Bank’s generous donation; we will be able to provide a little relief to these deserving families and child care providers. Their monetary donation will allow us to distribute the following items:
- 200 packs of different sized diapers for struggling families
- 1,000 age appropriate books for children out of school or their current care facility
- 400 face masks for our essentially needed child care providers
“During this time, it is understandable for a business’s main focus to stay open and keep staff working. Therefore, to have DBS reach out to us and ask what can we do to help? How can we support your clients? It is truly incredible and we cannot be more thankful for their helping hands. We know our families and child care providers will be very grateful for these essential items. We look forward to continuing our partnership and, when things go back to normal, to host another successful volunteer event together”, said CCRC’s President and CEO, Michael Olenick.
CCRC is currently accepting donations of essential items such as: face coverings, no-touch thermometers, baby food, hand sanitizer, gloves, toilet paper and more. All essential items will be distributed to families and child care providers who are on the frontline. To make a donation, please contact us at [email protected] or at 866-67-4KIDS.
DBS Bank, a leading financial services group headquartered in Singapore, operates across 18 markets and has 28,000 employees world-wide. A frontrunner in digital transformation, seeks to deliver a new kind of banking that is so simple, seamless and invisible, that customers have more time to spend on the people or things they care about. DBS Bank was recognized by Euromoney as ‘World’s Best Bank’ in 2019. The Bank is a strong advocate of building a sustainable future. Working with partners, to empower people to live larger than themselves. This organization creates avenues that encourages customers to live socially-conscious; establish platforms to help social entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life; and provide the next generation with opportunities to develop innovative solutions that address sustainability issues.
Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is one of the largest non-profits in California with a mission to cultivate child, family, and community well-being. CCRC is at the forefront of advocacy, early care and education, communications and research, and is led by nationally recognized members in the non-profit community. In just the past 15 years of its 40+ year history, CCRC has tripled in size, budget and impact, serving over 50,000 families every month at 25 locations spanning 22,500 square miles in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino County.