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In Marin, there are 288 children, 0-3 years old, whose families are searching for child care. But their parents simply can’t afford it.

That’s because the monthly cost of child care in Marin averages more than $1,100, and a full-time minimum wage salary equals less than $1,400 per month.

Quality child care is of immense importance to families. All families.

How important? Check out this incredible documentary:

Visit the website at www.raisingofamerica.org for more information.

In fact, it’s one of the most meaningful investments a community can make.

Nobel Prize winners, Harvard experts, and President Obama all agree: the first years of a child’s life sets the course for their future.

So the Marin Child Care Council has created Fund 288.

MC3 is a renowned nonprofit organization that has been helping Marin families with child care since 1979. If you’d like more information on Fund 288, contact Aideen Gaidmore, the Executive Director, at 415.491.5771, or aideen@mc3.org.

The Marin Community Foundation has launched a strategic initiative to support greater access to quality child care for all families in Marin. Read about it in a recent article in the Marin Independent Journal.

The fund will support the opening of child care spots across Marin so that all 288 children can immediately get access to the quality child care they need.

Here are 6. Multiply that by 48.

Six Babies

Everyone in the community is invited to participate.

To help kick-start the campaign, the Marin Community Foundation is matching every dollar contributed, up to $100,000.

Because it is a community issue. And an issue that is solvable.

Did we mention the impact on the community? Increased high school graduation & college attendance, reduced domestic violence, more stable workforce, increased tax collections…. Download our fact sheet.

Any size donation is welcome and will make a difference in a child’s life.

Thank you

Major support provided through a partnership with the Marin Community Foundation.