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In-Kind Volunteers

What is it?

"In-Kind" for Head Start and Early Head Start programs refers to the non-cash contributions that the program receives. “In-Kind” can be in many different forms such as, goods, services, time, facilities, and partnerships. These contributions are invaluable, with a significant portion stemming from our dedicated parents and families.

Why do it?

CARD HS/EHS harnesses a blend of Federal, State, and private funds. The federal government provides funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, but it also requires these programs to secure a portion of their budget from non-federal sources. The annual cost to support a child in our program is $23,000 for an infant or toddler and $14,000 for our Pre-K children. A pivotal way we sustain this funding is through In-Kind dollars.

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