COVID-19-Emergency Fund for Child Care

Minnesota’s family child care providers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the unsung heroes who are taking care of our children so their parents, those with essential jobs — who can’t stay home — can continue to work for the benefit of us all. In this moment of crisis, they are continuing to care for the children of health care professionals, emergency personnel and other employees who are absolutely necessary to keep us healthy and safe.
The situation the world is facing is scary.  It’s overwhelming. We’ve heard so many people say they want to help, but they don’t know how. This is one way that those who want to do their part, and have the financial capability to do so, can have a huge impact.  The need is big, but we want to challenge you to help us raise funds so we can give $1,000 to at least 20 family child care programs during this unprecedented time.
Many of the 2,700+ family child care providers in the seven-county metro area were in financial crisis and struggling to stay open before the pandemic. While some have had to make the gut-wrenching decision to close, others are bravely doing everything they can to stay open and provide a crucial service as we fight COVID-19.

As an agency, we are working to find ongoing funding, but these dedicated family child care providers need your help NOW.  If you are able to donate, it will make all the difference in the world to a program in your neighborhood, and to the  health care workers and other essential personnel who are able to keep doing their jobs for the benefit of society.

Let our family child care providers know they are supported and valued for the important work they do by donating to this emergency fund today. Thank you.


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  • Thompson Family Child Care 
    • $325 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Betsy Kerr 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Cory Padesky 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Barbara Yates 
Raised $1,750 from 9 donations
St. Paul, MN
Think Small (Redleaf Press) 
Registered nonprofit
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Gail Bultman 
Team member
Raised $350 from 3 donations
Jonathan May 
Team member
Raised $280 from 6 donations
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