Annual Piggy Bank Fundraiser Supports Early Childhood EducationPosted on July 8, 2022
Johnstown, PA (July 8, 2022) – 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 15, 2022.
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:
1st Summit Bank (multiple locations)
1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health
Big Dogz Bar and Grill
Blaine Boring’s Candy
Brownstown Volunteer Firemen’s Club
Capri Pizza Richland
Family Hair Care
Flood City Cafe
Forest Hills Veterinary
Fox’s Pizza Richland
Johnstown Fire Department
Laurel View Village
Luna Azteca Westmont
Main Street Hobby
Makin’ Waves Hair Salon
Ryan’s Artisan Goods
Sharky’s Sales and Service
Sporting Goods Discounters
Sublime Hair Salon Westmont
The Haven Lounge & Six Pack Shoppe
The Johnstown Inn
The Morning Grind
The Ranger Mini Golf
The Windber Hotel
Valley Dairy Richland
West Hills Beer and Soda
“This year, we’re hoping to raise more money for little learners than ever before,” said Kathleen Morrell, The Learning Lamp’s Director of Development. “We are excited to have the support of many local businesses who have graciously adopted a piggy bank to host at their locations for the next six weeks. And to those individuals who drop some coins or a dollar or two into our banks in support of early learning, thank you, because the change you donate may end up changing a child’s life.”
New to the campaign in 2022 is an online option where businesses and individuals can host a fundraiser through Facebook and use social media to invite friends, family, and coworkers to donate to a piggy bank virtually.
There is still time to host a pig of your own. If you would like to adopt a piggy bank or hold a Be the CHANGE fundraiser on Facebook, call Kathleen Morrell at 814-262-0732 extension 233. For more information on The Learning Lamp’s early learning programs, visit thelearninglamp.org.
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 2021, The Learning Lamp served 28,160 youth/adults from 51 school districts and 69 other schools and organizations in 19 Pennsylvania counties. Our programs include: child care and preschool, after school programs, tutoring, SAT prep, online learning, credit recovery, alternative education and specialized classrooms for at-risk students, trauma support groups for children/families, temporary staffing, and grant writing and project consulting for schools.