Grant to help United Way serve hundreds of children

Serving hundreds of children ages 3-12

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Grants for both the United Way of Central Virginia and the Roanoke Valley will soon provide more childcare options.

The funding will provide temporary spaces for education, so parents can return to work.

United Way officials say this will help them serve hundreds of children ages 3-12.

“We’re looking at different age-appropriate materials to help provide our partners, and what they’ll do is create an alternative to a typical schoolroom,” said Karen Wesley, director of educational programming at United Way of Central Virginia.

Wesley says 60 children are already enrolled in two locations, and they’re looking at an additional eight sites.

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