(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL (September 2, 2021) – Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) has received a $10,000 grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation that will support programming efforts for the organization’s general operating expenses.
Achievement Centers for Children & Families provides high quality and affordable Out of School, Early Learning, and Family Support Programs to hundreds of low-wage families all year long. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACCF provided financial assistance for 70 families struggling to pay basic rent and utility needs. Last year, the organization provided more than 243,000 nutritious meals, including 19,000 meals through a summer food distribution, which included necessities like toilet paper, PPE, and cleaning supplies to children and families in need.
After a brief closure due to the pandemic in March of 2020, ACCF’S dedicated staff pivoted to provide in-person learning when all public-school sites shut down. ACCF launched a Virtual Learning Support (VLS) Program, a 10-hour program designed to assist students with a distance-learning environment while ensuring they had the tools needed to succeed, such as high-speed Internet and daily access to a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. This program allowed working parents to continue to work, knowing that their child could receive the support in school that they may not have otherwise.
“With the support of donors and foundations, such as this grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation, ACCF can ensure that we can keep our programs running to help our community and provide stabilizing efforts in a family’s time of need. We are so thankful to have been awarded this grant and thank The Schmidt Family Foundation for continuing to support us in our efforts,” ACCF CEO Stephanie Seibel said.
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