CORA receives Connelly Grant and surpasses COVID fundraising goal!
CORA is thrilled to announce that, thanks to a generous grant from the Connelly Foundation, we have exceeded our CORA vs. COVID goal, raising over $125,000 since May 1, 2020 when the campaign was launched! The agency is extremely grateful to Connelly and all of the compassionate members of our community who contributed to help CORA continue serving children and families during this unprecedented time, when they need support more than ever.
As providers around the city of Philadelphia struggled with whether or not they can or should reopen in person services for children, CORA recognized that many families needed to return to work and were desperate for quality childcare in a safe environment. With this in mind CORA made a plan to support these families to the best of our ability. On July 6th, CORA reopened two Early Years Early Childhood Education facilities and launched four in person summer camp locations as well as virtual programming for children ages K-8. Our 2020 summer programming can only accommodate a limited number of children in comparison to previous summers in order to go live safely. As you can see from the YouthCOR photos attached, things are going great so far!
The $25,000 Connelly Foundation grant will help cover increased costs for staff and supplies needed in providing summer programming for youth in grades K-5 as a result of COVID-19. The agency cannot express enough how thankful we are for this support from Connelly and others which has helped us push forward despite much uncertainty. CORA has served children, youth and families in and around Philadelphia since 1971 and is committed to adapting to the serve the needs of the community with care and compassion for 50 more years, with the help strategic like-minded partners like the Connelly Foundation.
The CORA vs. COVID link to give remains open as our need for support to provide high quality services for children and families is ongoing. Click here to donate now!