HUNTINGTON - Link Child Care Resource and Referral and River Valley Child Development Services invite community members to donate items to the Children's Home Society of West Virginia throughout the month of January.
The agencies are collecting hats, scarves, gloves, crossword puzzle books, word search books, coloring books, crayons and the like for children ages 7 to 18. The items will be given to the Logan shelter on behalf of Link and River Valley.
Donations can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at River Valley's main office, located at 611 7th Ave. in Huntington. Items will be collected through Jan. 31 for the project, which is part of River Valley's year-long celebration of its 45th anniversary. The agency plans a different charity project each month as part of the celebration in 2016.
Link provides child care subsidies for families in Southern West Virginia, as well as providing parents with child care referrals, information on evaluating quality child care, and other parenting resources. Link also offers training and support services for new and established child care providers. It is a program of River Valley Child Development Services.
River Valley offers child care at Enterprise Child Development Center, after school programs at Meadows Elementary and the Explorer Academy, and several programs for educators and families of children as young as infants up through elementary school.
The Children's Home Society of West Virginia is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization founded in 1896. It aims to protect and nurture children while helping them either preserve and strengthen their families, or find new lifetime families. They provide child welfare, behavioral health, social casework and advocacy services in West Virginia to over 6,887 children each year in twelve locations in West Virginia.
To learn more, contact Suzi Brodof, executive director of River Valley Child Development Services, at 304-523-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org .