Growing Together Campaign

to benefit the El Nidito Scholarship Fund

Recently, the Larimer County Department of Human Services has made the decision to freeze the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) funds, creating significant challenges for low-income families who rely on this assistance to access quality childcare services. The CCAP program plays a vital role in supporting working families by providing financial assistance to cover childcare expenses. Currently, 80% of the families enrolled at El Nidito rely on financial assistance to cover the cost of childcare.  

In response, we have created the Growing Together Campaign to benefit El Nidito Scholarship Fund. This campaign encourages individuals and teams to become advocates for the cause to collect donations from their circles. The goal is to bridge the gap caused by the CCAP freeze in Larimer County, ensuring that children at El Nidito have access to uninterrupted, high-quality early education and care. We need your help in ensuring the families affected by the CCAP freeze continue to have access to affordable childcare.

Financial implications to a dual income home with two kids in childcare who need CCAP:

Without CCAP:

Monthly Income:
Gross Earned Income (Minimum Wage Job): $3,000
SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps): $200
Total Gross Monthly Income: $3,200

Monthly Expenses:
Rent: $1,200
Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas): $200
Groceries: $600
Childcare (Without CCAP): $3,200
Diapers/ Formula: $300
Miscellaneous (Clothing, Household Items, etc.): $450
Total Monthly Expenses: $5,950

Budget Shortfall: -$2,750

With El Nidito Scholarship Fund:

Monthly Income:
Gross Earned Income (Minimum Wage Job): $3,000
SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps): $200
Total Gross Monthly Income: $3,200

Monthly Expenses:
Rent: $1,200
Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas): $200
Groceries: $600
Childcare: Covered by El Nidito Scholarship Fund
Diapers/ Formula: $300
Miscellaneous (Clothing, Household Items, etc.): $450
Total Monthly Expenses: $2,750

Budget Cushion: $450

A little friendly competition never hurts. So, to make this campaign even more fun we have the following awards:

  • Once a team or individual reaches $500 we will celebrate you on our social media!
  • The individual or team who reaches $1,000 first will get a TFCLF tote bag filled with goodies for up to 20 people.
  • The individual or team who reaches $2,500 first will get coffee for up to 20 delivered to them
  • The individual or team who reaches $5,000 first will get a pizza party for up to 20 at the center or delivered to you.
  • The individual or team who raises the most by April 27th will gets two GA tickets to Fiesta and 10% off GA tickets for the rest of the team members.

The campaign will culminate at our Belong Open House Fundraiser on Saturday, April 27th at The Family Center/ La Familia which you can RSVP to attend here.

Taking action and joining the campaign is easy:

  1. Decide if you will be a team of 1 or create a team with friends and colleagues.
  2. Decide of your fundraising goal.
  3. Fill out the form by clicking the button above. Our Development Director, Analia Weber, will guide you to the finish line.
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