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An Organization Offering Day Care and Summer Camp Assistance

Fresh Air/Full Care is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization based in Loudoun County, VA. We raise funds to help place children ages 3 months to 12 years in safe, nurturing, and licensed day care centers. Our organization aims to increase the number of at-risk children served by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) summer camp program.

One hundred percent of the funds raised by Fresh Air/Full Care go to the children from Loudoun’s working poor families. We collect and manage the donations, and the Loudoun County DFS administer the funds in compliance with federal and state requirements.

About the Day Care Assistance in Virginia

To be eligible for day care assistance in Virginia, a family of two should have an income that won’t exceed about $29,000 per year. On the other hand, a family of four should have an annual income that won’t go beyond around $44,000.

There are more than 500 children ages 3 months to 12 years who qualify for day care assistance in Loudoun County. However, less than half of these kids are able to receive this support.

In September 2018, there were 264 children of 162 working families who qualify for government childcare assistance but will not receive it. This is according to a report by the Loudoun County DFS.

In the past, time spent on the waiting list for these services has been 1–2 years. Eligible families are required to pay 10% of their gross income toward the $6,000+ per child cost of full-time childcare. It is our goal at Fresh Air/Full Care to make a difference.

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Building a Better Future

In an ideal world—one with liberty and justice for all—the unserved Loudoun children would be cared for. They would share the same solid grounding for their future education that other kids of more well-to-do families have.

Unfortunately, our society doesn’t insist on a living wage for some of its workers. It doesn’t provide the needed supplemental benefits to ensure that the principle of work, rather than welfare, actually has a chance. Our organization believes this is indefensible. We think that this is not liberty and justice for all—especially for the little children who have so much potential in them.

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