ALTON, IL., February 27, 2023 – Riverbend Head Start & Family Services is hosting its annual Penny Rush at all of its Head Start locations. The campaign is going on now through Friday, March 10th. This year’s goal as set by National Head Start is two dollars per child.
In early February, our students were given a plastic bag to take home and start collecting. Teachers and students are finding the project to be lots of fun! Parents and other visitors at each of our Head Start locations will notice a large penny jar at the front desk. We’ll be accepting more than just pennies throughout the campaign.
2023 Head Start Campaign:
- Raise two dollars for each of the one million children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the nation.
- Riverbend Head Start has funding for 759 children, so our goal is to raise $1,518.
- 2023 Campaign runs February 6th – March 10thth
The money collected will be turned over to the nonprofit IHSA (Illinois Head Start Association) in Springfield. IHSA is a non-partisan association serving as the voice of Illinois’ Head Start/Early Head Start programs, staff and parents.