The Child Development Center at First English Lutheran Church (FELCDC) needs your help. FELCDC is a small 501(c)(3), nonprofit neighborhood preschool that has been serving the Austin community and generations of families for over 48 years. With love, humor, creativity and delicious food, the dedicated teachers and staff at FELCDC have helped thousands of children reach their educational milestones and blossom into exceptional individuals.
Sadly, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FELCDC’s future and the livelihoods of its 20 employees are now at risk. The prolonged closure of the school since March, significant loss of tuition, and cancellation of the annual Spring Festival fundraiser placed a tremendous financial burden on FELCDC as it continues to pay staff salaries, health insurance premiums, and operational expenses. While the school reopened on July 6 under strict CDC guidelines, the rapid rise of COVID-19 in Austin may necessitate another shutdown imminently, which would likely result in the permanent closure of FELCDC.
Your tax-deductible donation will help the school to bridge the gap in these challenging times: to continue to pay the wonderful teachers and staff, and to ensure that many more children can participate in the special experience and connected community that is unique to FELCDC for years to come. A donation of any amount will make a difference and would mean so much to the school. All donations are tax-deductible.
Please share this campaign far and wide (including with grandparents!) Wishing love and health to all our FELCDC families, friends, and alumni.
Sean Peterson, Current FELCDC Board President
Elizabeth Bangs, Former FELCDC Board President
Shannon Ball, Former FELCDC Director