Texas Instruments at Anderson ChildCareGroup Center

October 15, 2012

Volunteers from Texas Instruments visited our Anderson ChildCareGroup Center for a United Way Day of Caring!

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The children had fun doing puzzles, building sculptures with play dough, reading books, playing dress-up, practicing their shapes and much more. Everyone loved having volunteers from Texas Instruments at Anderson, and we hope to see them again soon!

THANK YOU TEXAS INSTRUMENTS!

 


FedEx at MLK and Landauer ChildCareGroup Centers

September 24, 2012

 

Take a look at this outstanding group!

We were thrilled to have 166 volunteers for the 2012 FedEx Cares Day at our Landauer and MLK early care and school readiness education centers, organized through our partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas! 


Jennifer Sampson, United Way CEO and President, and Tori Mannes, ChildCareGroup CEO and President welcomed volunteers.

The volunteers completed an incredible number of projects at both locations. We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves…

FedEx Cares Day in Dallas:

• 166 volunteers for 5 hours
• Two locations – MLK and Landauer ChildCareGroup Centers
• 105 degrees!

MLK
• Three rooms cleaned out, painted and put back together
• Two closets re-organized
• 90 minutes spent reading, making arts and crafts, singing and playing with nearly 150 preschoolers
• One overgrown playground transformed into real play space and 29 pounds of mulch hauled over and distributed
• One sandbox completely rebuilt
• Four new chalkboards built and painted
• All blinds were cleaned, repaired and/or installed in five classrooms 
• Three new kid-friendly picnic benches built
• 13 benches painted
• 150 sack lunches packed and delivered to the kids
• 400 glittery cards made and birthday bags stuffed to celebrate each child’s birthday throughout the year. These will be used at all six ChildCareGroup locations.

Landauer
• Time spent reading, making arts and crafts, singing and playing in five classrooms with 90 children
• Two flowerbeds planted
• Five bathrooms cleaned
• All windows cleaned inside and out
• Countless limbs removed so the kids have a safe place to play
• Three banners made for school events

And the biggest number of all? For every hour of community volunteer service logged, CCG receives $14.18 in funding. The grand total in-kind donation that ChildCareGroup receives as result of this volunteer event = $11,620

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THANK YOU FEDEX!


PricewaterhouseCoopers at MLK ChildCareGroup Center

August 31, 2012

Volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers participated in a United Way Day of Caring at ChildCareGroup’s MLK early care and school readiness education center. This hardworking group of interns took on huge projects, like shredding documents, building bookshelves for classrooms, cleaning classrooms and even building a new library for students.

MLK provides a safe, educational and therapeutic environment for at-risk children to stay during the day, while their parents work or attend school. Thanks to this group, it was ready for new students!

Their fearless leaders, Corey and Katie Edgar, made sure that all the projects were complete and even came back one week later to hang curtains in the new library. Wow! Thanks for going above and beyond to serve at-risk children in our community!

Library Before:

 

Library After:

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THANKS PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS!


Texas Instruments at Landauer ChildCareGroup Center

August 29, 2012

Volunteers from Texas Instruments spent the morning at ChildCareGroup’s Landauer early care and school readiness education center.

This energetic group of summer campers from TI’s Young Adults camp deep cleaned the classrooms and playground in preparation for the fall semester. Their hard work saved our teachers countless hours!

Landauer provides a safe, educational and therapeutic environment for at-risk children to stay during the day, while their parents work or attend school. Thanks to this group, Landauer was squeaky clean just in time for our students to arrive!

THANK YOU TEXAS INSTRUMENTS!


Deloitte at UMC ChildCareGroup Center

August 10, 2012

Volunteers from Deloitte participated in a United Way Day of Caring at ChildCareGroup’s UMC early care and school readiness education center. This fun group of accountants spent the day in our classrooms playing with children, reading stories, doing arts and crafts and helping teachers with educational games.

UMC provides a safe, educational and therapeutic environment for at-risk children to stay during the day, while their parents work or attend school. 

By participating in these activities, volunteers play an important role in the children’s brain development, including the development of motor skills and the socialization process. Thanks for investing in the future generation of Dallas!

THANK YOU DELOITTE


ChildCareGroup honored by United Way

January 31, 2012

ChildCareGroup was recently recognized by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for exceptional contribution in 2011.

(From left to right, Betsy Edmondson, Tori Mannes, Lori Carey, Wendy Ogren and Gail Surles at the United Way awards presentation.)

Lori Carey, representing ChildCareGroup, received the “Top Speaker” award for the highest number of United Way presentations delivered, highlighting the impact of United Ways partnership on the at-risk children and families we serve.

Additionally, ChildCareGroup was recognized as an “Outstanding Supporter” for overall participation in “Days of Caring”, speaking engagements, facility tours and information fairs. CLICK HERE to view “Days of Caring” hosted at our Centers.

ChildCareGroup is proud to be a United Way service provider.


United Way Day of Caring: TI at Bock

January 25, 2012

A fantastic group from the HR Department at Texas Instruments visited our Bock Child Development Center for a United Way Day of Caring.

Everyone had a great time! The volunteers did snowman crafts with the children, read favorite books and sang silly songs (with hand motions, of course!).  Take a moment to watch the fun-filled slideshow below.

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THANK YOU TEXAS INSTRUMENTS!