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Annual Matching Campaign 2016

November 1st, 2016

Dear CCC Family and Friends,

We enjoyed seeing many of you at the annual pancake breakfast last Saturday. It was a great opportunity for children and parents to get to know each other, see old friends and celebrate the new school year together as a community!

As we diligently work to provide excellence in early childhood education, we are asking for your help to support our endeavors. While your children’s tuition covers the bulk of our operating costs, we also count on our families to help throughout the year both with participation hours and donations. In addition, this year we are fortunate to have an anonymous donor who will match all donations up to $5000 arriving before December 22nd, 2016. This doubles the power of your gift!

As always, we have several levels of support that you can offer:

  • Donations of $35 or above qualify you for a CCC classroom-logo T-shirt (adult and youth sizes available);
  • Donations of $75 or above qualify you for the shirt and an embroidered CCC Cap (adult and youth sizes available)
  • Donations of $125 or above qualify you for a shirt and/or hat, plus an engraved Giving Tree Leaf, engraved with your name to hang on the tree in our outside corridor
  • Donations of $175 or above qualify you for a shirt and/or hat, plus an engraved Child’s Endowed Chair for the classrooms
  • Donations of $325 or above qualify you for a shirt and/or hat, plus an engraved Growing Stone that will join amongst the others along our walkway and around the beautiful oak tree in the parking lot.
  • Additional shirts are $25. Additional or individual hats are $35. Pre-ordered shirts will be produced and delivered during the month of January.

Additionally, we are continuing our tradition of Amazon Wish List Donations. The staff have prepared wish lists on with items that families may purchase which will go directly into the classroom. Amazon donations will count as “cash” towards our matching goal and are a fun way to support our program and the unique curriculum we provide.

Instructions for shopping for CCC on

You can sign up for Amazon Smile which will apply a portion of purchases made towards the CCC:

  1. Go to amazon
  2. Type in “the children’s center at Caltech” as your organization search.
  3. Select “the children’s center at Caltech”

Then, search for the following Wish List links:
CCC Bunny Classrooms
CCC Dolphin Classrooms
CCC Penguin Classrooms
CCC Koala Classroom
CCC Raccoon Classroom
CCC Beaver Classroom
When purchasing a gift for the classroom from Amazon, please include a note with your name so we know who the gift is from (and so we may thank you!).

As always, any level of participation is welcomed and appreciated! Your generosity will ensure that your child, and children to come, continue to receive the high quality educational activities provided at the CCC.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the fundraising co-chairs: Julia Walkup or Jim Franke. We are hoping for 100% CCC community participation.

Thank you in advance for supporting our wonderful program!

The CCC Fundraising Committee