New $150,000 grant will help expand child development programs at Fisher Children's Center at Camp Pendleton.
The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, United Health Foundation and Fisher House Foundation are collaborating to increase capacity and enhance the curriculum of the Fisher Children’s Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Improving Camp Pendleton Childcare:
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the organizations announced a $150,000 grant from United Health Foundation that will help more military families access to affordable and quality child-development programs on base.
The event included an open house at the Fisher Children’s Center at Camp Pendleton, along with a gathering of military families and a display of a children’s art exhibit.
In 2014, United Health Foundation donated $2.65 million to fund the construction of Camp Pendleton Fisher House, which provides military and veterans' families a place to stay at no cost while their loved ones are receiving treatment at the nearby Naval Hospital. This collaboration extends the reach of this support further into the Camp Pendleton community to improve the quality of life for military families.
The Armed Services YMCA is grateful for the support from United Health Foundation and Fisher House Foundation to provide high quality, affordable childcare to military families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
*Pictured in front of Camp Pendleton Fisher Children's Center left to right: Tom Garcia- Senior Field Representative for Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, Chris Stidman- President, United Health Foundation, Sgt. Major Julio Meza- Command Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Senator Patricia “Pat” Bates- California’s 36th Senate District, CA Senate Republican Leader, Chris Keane- Executive Director, Armed Services YMCA, Camp Pendleton, Mary Considine- Chief of Staff, Fisher House Foundation.
About Armed Services YMCA:
The Armed Services YMCA has served military members and their families for more than years 150 years, dating back to the Civil War. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Programs such as childcare and providing travel assistance to military individuals and their families are just a few of the offerings they provide. The Armed Services YMCA is able to support so many deserving military members and their families through the continued support of individual and corporate donors. To learn more, please visit asymca.org and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.