On Monday, April 17, 2017, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont unveiled donor recognition signage honoring PNC Foundation at the Play N’ Learn Center, located in the Leon Levine Opportunity Center on the Goodwill Opportunity Campus.
PNC Foundation made a generous donation to the Play N’ Learn Center as part of its “Grow Up Great” commitment to early childhood development in our community. The grant will provide educational curriculum and operational support for children ages 0-5 served in the Play N’ Learn Center – which offers high quality, short-term, supervised child care for parents receiving services at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus whose primary child care support may have fallen through.
Children attending the Play N’ Learn Center are exposed to enrichment opportunities through play and learning activities, using age-appropriate curriculum specially designed to provide a learning experience regardless of the timeframe a child is in attendance. Parents and children have access to parent-child play dates and activities to promote a “parents as teachers” concept. Supports include training activities and a lending/give away library to emphasize the importance of reading for parents and children.
Goodwill is proud to partner with PNC Foundation to offer this much-needed service to our clients and their families!
[Pictured in featured image is Barbara Bascom, Director of Client & Community Relations for PNC Bank and Weston Andress, Regional President of Western Carolina for PNC Bank. Chris Jackson, Goodwill’s Executive Vice President of Workforce Services & Organizational Development – and its recently announced new President & CEO – stands in the background].