Learn About Fresh Air Full Care

Fresh Air/Full Care (FA/FC) is a Loudoun-based, all volunteer, 501(c) (3) organization.  FA/FC raises funds to provide additional resources to place as many children ages 3 months to 12 years of Loudoun County’s working poor into safe, secure, nurturing and licensed daycare and to increase the number of needy, at risk children served by the Loudoun Department of Family Services summer camp program.  100% of funds raised by FA/FC go to care for the children of Loudoun’s working poor.  The funds are collected and managed by FA/FC and administered by the Loudoun Department of Family Services in accordance with federal and state criteria. 

In Virginia to qualify for daycare assistance, a family of two’s income cannot exceed about $29,000 per year; a family of four’s income cannot exceed about $44,000 per year.  In Loudoun County there are nearly 700 children ages 3 months to 12 years, who qualify for daycare assistance, but less than half of these children will receive it.  The Loudoun County Department of Family Services reports that in May 2017 there were 584 children of 367 working families who qualify for government childcare assistance but will not receive it.  In the past, time spent on the waiting list for these services has been 1 to 2 years.  Eligible families must pay 10 percent of their gross income toward the $6,000+ per child cost of full time childcare.  FA/FC helps make up the difference. 

In a fully rational and just world – one with liberty and justice for all – these unserved Loudoun children would be taken care of, and they would share the same solid grounding for their future education that children of more affluent parents have.  Our society does not insist on a living wage for all its workers, nor does it provide the needed supplemental benefits to insure that the principle of work rather than welfare actually has a chance.  This is indefensible.  This is not liberty and justice for all.

This project has been supported by a wide variety of Loudoun organizations, churches, and businesses.  We greatly appreciate anything you can do to help in this great cause.

 
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