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Annual Piggy Bank Fundraiser Supports Early Childhood Education

Posted on July 19, 2023

Johnstown, PA (July 19, 2023) – If you spot a hand-painted piggy bank around the region, please dig out some pocket change and support The Learning Lamp’s Be the CHANGE fundraiser. The campaign invites people to join together to increase access to early childhood programs so local children can reach their full potential. The adorable banks, which were hand-painted by area children, will be on display at partner businesses through August 28, 2023.

Ninety percent of brain development happens between the ages of birth and five years. It is a critical time for children. When children are engaged in high quality early learning experiences, it sets them on the path to success. Your contribution will help increase child care and preschool quality access across our region. Study after study shows that students who attend quality preschool are less likely to show signs of anxiety or drop out of school. When children start school ready to learn, they are more likely to graduate. Be on the lookout for the chance to Be the CHANGE at the following locations:

814 Lanes

Balance Restaurant

Bantley Hardware

Bi-Lo

Blaine Boring’s Candy

Brownstown Volunteer Firemen’s Club

Capri Pizza Richland

Classic Elements

Cliptations

Coney Island

Em’s Sub Shop (Westmont)

Fox’s Pizza Richland

Hope Cyclery

Jacqueline’s Aesthetics

Makin’ Waves Hair Salon

Nyko’s Restaurant

Richland Cinemas

Roxberry Creamery

Ryan’s Artisan Goods

Santo’s Pizza

Southfork VFW

Stonebridge Brewery

Sublime Hair Salon Westmont

The Haven Lounge & Six Pack Shoppe

The Outhouse

The Learning Lamp (Main Office Lobby)

The Morning Grind

The Ranger Mini Golf

The Write Cup

TNC’s Lounge

Tony’s Subs

Valley Dairy Richland

West Hills Beer and Soda

Westmont Rexall

Zeke’s Pizza.

 “We are excited to have the support of many local businesses who join us in raising awareness of the importance of early learning programs in our community by adopting a piggy bank to host at their location for the next six weeks,” said Kathy Morrell, The Learning Lamp’s Director of Development. “To those individuals who drop some coins or a dollar or two into our banks in support of little learners, thank you, because the change you donate may end up changing a child’s life.”

There is still time to host a pig of your own. If you would like to adopt a piggy bank, call Kathleen Morrell at 814-262-0732 extension 233. For more information on The Learning Lamp’s early learning programs, visit thelearninglamp.org.

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The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high-quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. In 2022, The Learning Lamp served 34,813 youth/adults from 61 public school districts and 70 other schools and organizations in 22 Pennsylvania counties.

Our programs include: child care and preschool, after-school programs, tutoring, SAT prep, school staffing, alternative education programs for at-risk students, online learning, credit recovery, drug and alcohol prevention programs, and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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