WE NEED YOUR HELP!
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO EXPAND WCEL TO FERNDALE
We have grown over 50% in the last several years and have outgrown the beloved “Big Blue House” in Bellingham. Your gift will help us expand into our new “Little Brick House” in Ferndale. We are raising $283,500 over nine months to remodel this new space which, when complete, will be the largest facility of its kind dedicated to Early Intervention in the region. Our facility will offer a 1500 sq. foot children’s center and specially designed backyard park, will increase our very popular classroom programs for families in the northern part of the county, and provide office space for our staff and potential partner programs. Our goal is to open the center in fall of 2019. See the photos below to take a peek at the house and yard before the renovations and click on the blue button to make a donation to support our efforts! For questions or for further information, please contact Erin Malone, Outreach & Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-966-1027.
Thank you to our grantors for supporting WCEL’s Capital Campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WHATCOM CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING EXPANDING TO A SECOND CAMPUS IN FERNDALE
Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL) has purchased a second campus in Ferndale, WA to meet the growing needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays in Whatcom County. In addition to the “Big Blue House” in Bellingham, the new “Little Brick House” in Ferndale will feature a Children’s Center, a backyard park built for children with special healthcare needs, and additional office space for staff. Click here to read full press release…
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Ways to Contribute to WCEL
WHATCOM CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING HAS BEEN A UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCY SINCE 1992.
Whether you have experienced the high quality, family centered services of Whatcom Center for Early Learning or you just want to support the amazing work being done for infants and toddlers with delays and disabilities in Whatcom County, we have several options available for you to make a tax deductible donation. No child is ever turned away for lack of funds, and your gift makes this possible!
Monthly or annual donations: Your monthly or one-time donation provides classroom scholarships, therapy equipment, graduation gifts and more. Click here to go to our donation page.
Donor Advised Funds (DAF) and “Bunching”: The standard deduction – mortgage interest, state and local taxes, charitable giving – has increased with the new tax code. Bunching allows you to consolidate multiple years of giving into a single year through a DAF. This allows you to utilize the charitable deduction when your bunched gift combined with other eligible expenses exceeds the standard deduction.
Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA: If you are 70.5 years or older and have an IRA, you must make a yearly RMD. Choosing to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to WCEL can help reduce your taxable income.
Planned Giving: As you begin your estate planning, consider WCEL as a beneficiary of your legacy. Contact Mark Moder, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (360) 671-3660 x 115 to set up a meeting to discuss your needs and vision.
For further information on gifting WCEL, contact our partners at Whatcom Community Foundation or visit their website at whatcomcf.org.