Cheerful Home Children’s Fund

Cheerful HomeSince 1886, Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center has changed many lives in our community through the kindness and generosity of our supporters, staff and board volunteers. They have embraced Cheerful Home’s mission of providing quality child care for all children of the community, with primary emphasis on the care of children of lower income families. They have improved the lives of children by providing a stimulating and nurturing environment for them to grow and learn, with educational curriculum emphasizing skills appropriate to the developmental level of each child. Cheerful Home serves up to 176 children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

Your investment in the Cheerful Home Children’s Fund endowment administered through the Community Foundation will secure the future of Cheerful Home and its mission to provide quality child care for the children of the community for many generations to come. When you make a gift to the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri for the Cheerful Home Children’s Fund, you are providing permanent assets from which Cheerful Home can use the earnings indefinitely to make a brighter future for all the children that will come through its doors.

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Anyone can make a gift to any fund at any time to help it grow. To make a gift to the Cheerful Home Children’s Fund, please click here.