Childcare Providers' Stolen Wages

$11,608 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 29 months
Emily Giles
on behalf of Monique Grant
 BROOKLYN, NY
Our daycare provider was home to children from 30 families.  The center employed 10 women who loved, nurtured and cared for our kids every day.  Many babies have been there since they were less than 5 months old and love their childcare providers like family. Our kids are delighted to go to school and often sad when it's time to go home! 

On one days' notice Friday, January 20th,  the daycare closed suddenly  leaving staff and families in a panic.  Families faced not having daycare the following Monday and lost all the money they had already paid - some families lost their payments through next May.  Staff were now jobless and  had not been paid in over a month.  They are collectively owed nearly $14,000 in stolen wages.  

The parents and children that love them want to make up their lost wages, but we also have lost thousands of dollars.  So, we are turning to our friends, families and communities to ask for contributions of any size -big or small - to help make up their lost wages.  These are the people that have helped us raise our children - they are irreplaceable.

The families and staff of the daycare are now working to transition the daycare to a worker run center in the hopes of keeping our kids together with the people that they love.  Raising the funds to pay the staff what they are owed will help make this transition more feasible. 

All families know the burden of finding good childcare that is affordable and close to home.  In addition, we know that the people who provide care for children are undervalued and underpaid by our society. Help us pay back the money these staff deserve.

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Thank you to everyone that has so generously donated to our campaign to pay the Sunflower childcare providers that money that they deserve. We are all - parents and providers - so grateful for the support. Monique Grant will be withdrawing the funds we have received and distributing them among our providers. She was a Sunflower childcare provider and is still currently taking care of some of our children!

Thanks again!
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For more information about our story, please check out our website https://sites.google.com/view/savesunflower
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$11,608 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 29 months
Created January 23, 2017
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GN
$60
Gretchen Nealon
27 months ago
SK
$18
Sara Kramer
28 months ago

(I heard about this through my colleague Alaina Taylor. What a crime!)

$30
Anonymous
28 months ago
HA
$55
Herbert M Allen
28 months ago
$15
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28 months ago
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Diane Kolyer
28 months ago
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Katie and JB
28 months ago
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28 months ago
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28 months ago
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28 months ago
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