HOW CAN I HELP?:

Volunteering 

 

In Kind or Non Federal Share

 

Head Start is a FREE preschool funded by the Federal Government. Family Services of Grant County submits applications for refunding every 3 years.

For every dollar the Federal Government gives to Head Start, they expect the community to contribute 25 cents worth of IN-KIND donations to help cover the costs. This means that between November of one year to October of the next year, 25% of the budget must be generated in donations of either cash, goods or services. In 2005-2006, the In-kind amount FSGC must raise is $545,688.The following are some examples of goods or services offered by parents and community people that we can count as IN-KIND.
  • Attend meetings
  • Volunteer in classroom
  • Go on field trips
  • Drive child to school or bus stop (includes time and mileage allowance)
  • Participate on committees
  • Work in the office
  • Donate toys, books, play-clothes, plants or other goods used in classrooms
  • Consultations or care by doctors, therapists, speech or other required/needed professionals
  • Donate rent for building use
  • Donate bus transportation by local school districts
Meeting the Non-Federal Share requirement is very important. If a Head Start program does not meet the requirement, the money will have to be paid to the Government or the program will lose the contract and the privilege of having the Head Start program. However, most parents and people of the community willingly and happily give of their time and possessions because they love and respect the Head Start program, and every item and minute of time donated benefits the Head Start children and families.
To volunteer time or goods to the Head Start program, contact Catie Carlile, In-Kind Assistant @ 509-766-9877 Ex.409 or email catiec@familyservicegc.net.