Preschoolers Help Raise Money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — You are never too young to make a difference.
Preschoolers as young as 3-years-old are learning this from an Elephant named “Bubbles,” the face of a curriculum dedicated to teaching philanthropy and kindness.
All the fun is happening at The Learning Experience, a new childcare agency at Logan Square in Philadelphia. Parents and staff are helping their children donate through bake sales and fundraisers. The preschoolers are thrilled to see their names along the donation wall.
Richard Weissman, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Learning Experience, has been selected to lead the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. He will work with the board and Make-A-Wish team to fulfill the nonprofit’s mission of granting life-changing wishes to critically-ill children. His new role as board chair was effective January 2020 and will initially run through the organization’s 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Five-year-old Riley Chicino's tiny classroom chair has been empty since she was diagnosed with leukemia last summer. Riley's mother, Kaylie Manger, said the hospital stays and chemotherapy treatments have been a test of strength for her feisty daughter.
Two buses loaded with teachers, pupils, several parents and Christmas gifts rolled up to the La Casa Crisis shelter in Howell, and the preschool children from the Learning Experience school in South Lyon bounded off, happy and excited.