Donate

The first 5 years matter most! Your gift helps to ensure that  all children in our community have access to high-quality early education. The Center is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. Contact us at development@ewecc.org  if you would like a copy of our annual report. 

Special Appeal

Your gift makes a difference. Especially in uncertain times like now. When we support a child, we strengthen our community. All gifts are 100% tax deductible. Thank You.

Nancy McCaffrey Scholarship Fund

The fund provides tuition assistance for qualifying families. The town of East Hampton has the second highest poverty rate in Suffolk County and roughly 65% of children who attend The Center are from low/extremely low-income households. Donate to the fund or designate your gift to the Maureen Wikane Scholarship created in memory of our late, beloved Executive Director. 

General Expenses

                                                                               Our tuition remains below market rates to ensure that a diverse population is able to enroll. While tuition and grants cover much of our $1.4 million operating budget, The Center must raise additional funds each year from individual donors to cover operating expenses and keep The Center accessible to all families in our diverse community.

Families in Need Fund

                                                                                 Our Families in Need Fund offers 100% tuition assistance for a finite amount of time to families who are unable to cover their tuition due to sudden hardship or personal crisis. This fund gives families peace of mind that their child is in a safe, nurturing environment while allowing them to get back on their feet.

Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of one of our well-attended and publicized fundraising events; or sponsor a program, like Parenting in the 21st Century; Nutrition Program; sponsor a child in need; adopt a classroom. Whether as a business or an individual, we will match your objectives with our needs and customize a plan that works best. Contact us at development@ewecc.org

Nutrition Program

The Center serves two hot meals and two healthy snacks every day, free of charge. For some children, this is their most important and nutritious meal of the day. We work hard to ensure quality and seek to educate children & families through our partnerships with Share the Harvest Farm and The Wellness Foundation. Want to get involved? Contact us.

Ways to Give

Gifts of Securities

A donation of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer significant tax benefits. Please call Joan Overlock for further information at 631-324-5560, x22. 

Bequests & Planned Giving

Include the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in your will or revocable living trust to make a gift that will impact future generations of children. 

By Mail
Checks can be made out to “Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center” and mailed to:
PO Box 63, East Hampton, NY 11937. Please note how you would like your funds designated. 

By Phone
Call The Center at (631)324-5560

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