Donate to Downtown Hampton Child Development Center


$450 donated
$3,050 more needed

This fundraiser closed 8 months ago

Help fund Jamal's entire year of pre-K at Downtown Hampton Child Development Center, one of the top-rated preschool programs in the country. He has a lot left to learn before he starts kindergarten one year from now, so don't wait to donate.

In return for your investment, we'll send you regular updates on Jamal's progress!

My name is Jamal and I started attending DHCDC last fall. I love technology, Legos and cuddling my favorite teddy bear. At preschool I've learned a lot already, like how to raise my hand when I have a question, and how to count with numbers. But my speech is delayed, and I still don't know all my colors. I'm working on my letters, too, but there's a lot more I need to learn before I start kindergarten in a year!

At DHCDC, I get a chance for a different life than my mom had. Mommy is raising three kids on her own, while attending college to become a nurse. She pays on a sliding scale for me to attend DHCDC each day, but even then money is tight since she's in school full-time. My dad pays child support, but it isn't much because he's unemployed.

Kids with risk factors like mine often start kindergarten behind, and tend to stay behind as they get older. But with the skills I'm getting at DHCDC, I will start kindergarten ready to succeed! That makes me more likely to finish high school and college, stay out of trouble, support myself with a good job and give back to my community... that's you!

(Please check "share my contact and donation information with Downtown Hampton Child..." on the payment page so we can send you updates on what Jamal is learning, and to ensure you are credited with your gift) THANK YOU!

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