Homestretch

How You Can Help

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Supporters

Kidstretch began through the commitment of several organizations that were willing to donate their financial resources and services to enable us to open. These include the following donors:

  • Clark Construction
  • Dulin United Methodist Church
  • Clark Cares
  • Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia
  • Integrity Management
  • Primatics Financial
  • Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School
  • Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Hitachi Foundation
  • Vienna Presbyterian Church

Kidstretch is fortunate to have partnered with several organizations to improve the early childhood education offered to students. These include:

  • Fairfax County Office for Children
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Neighborhood School Readiness Team
  • Child Find
  • City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department
  • Fairfax County Early Literacy Services
  • Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts
  • Wee Play

Kidstretch needs your help to continue to provide high-quality preschool education to some of Virginia’s neediest children. There are several ways you can help:

Kids LearningWish List Items

The Kidstretch classroom is full of stimulating, developmentally appropriate materials for children to explore. Classroom supplies include books, math manipulatives, art and writing materials, toys, materials for science experiments, and indoor/outdoor play equipment. Kidstretch maintains a constant supply of disposable tableware, paper goods, and office supplies. Our wish list includes:

  • Method foaming soap refill bags
  • Georgia-Pacific GEP21000 Signature 2-Ply Premium Multifold Paper Towel, 9.4 in x 9.2 in
  • Tissue boxes
  • 8 oz. Disposable drinking cups
  • 20 oz. Disposable paper towels
  • Plastic fork and spoons
  • Construction paper (pre-sorted by color)
  • Die cut letters (for bulletin boards)
  • Playdoh
  • Glue sticks
  • Foam letters
  • Glitter
  • Soft balls for indoor play (soccer ball sized)
  • Pony beads
  • Insect repellant

Scholarships

Our greatest need is scholarship money for homeless children in Homestretch to attend preschool while their parents complete job training, education courses, and secure employment. Please consider contributing towards a child’s scholarship for early childhood education.

  • $13,680 will send one homeless child to full-day preschool for one year
  • $1,140 will send one homeless child to full-day preschool for one month
  • $265 will send one homeless child to full-day preschool for one week

Monetary Gifts

Monetary donations can assist Kidstretch in the following ways:

  • $3,000 will help to provide breakfast and snacks for ten children for one year
  • $1,500 will purchase enrichment programs
  • $500 will provide teacher training
  • $350 will cover field trip costs
  • $300 will purchase classroom and office supplies
  • $100 will purchase outdoor play equipment

Monetary donations made by check can be made payable to Homestretch, with Kidstretch written in the memo section.

Homestretch
Attn: Kidstretch
303 S. Maple Ave. Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046

Volunteer

Kidstretch students love the opportunity to interact with caring, energetic adults and teens. Volunteers assist our teachers by participating in various activities with the children including reading books, fine motor and art projects, and one-on-one math or pre-reading skills. Volunteers choose their time commitment and have a brief orientation with the Homestretch Volunteer Coordinator. All volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and background check. If you’d like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application and email it to Brianna at blarson-jackson@homestretchva.org or fax to 703-237-4540.