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Building Bright Futures for Children
Saturday, May 13th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/brightfutures
Streaming Option Available for all ticket types; Visit here for Raleigh Convention Center Parking: https://www.wakesmartstart.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/RCC-Parking-Map.docx
Wake County Smart Start works to ensure that children, birth to five, are prepared for success in school and in life.
Join Wake County Smart Start (WCSS) in celebrating 25 years of changing the lives of young children in Wake County by attending the BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES fundraiser. Your donation will help move our mission forward:
· Administering free, public preschool programs for 3 and 4-year-olds living in poverty.
· Improving the quality of child care centers.
· Supporting early literacy, teaching healthy habits, funding parent education and at home services.
· Reaching over 40,000 children last fiscal year.
THE WHY: Investing in early childhood lifts children out of poverty, creates a pipeline for a well-trained workforce, reduces future societal costs and delivers on the dream that every parent has for their child – a dream of a bright future.
6:00pm - 9:00 pm Reception with food and interactive stations; Keynote: Sonia Manzano, followed by book signing and dessert reception
OUR HOST COMMITTEE: Chair - Donald Thompson, Derrick Byrd, Amy Cubbage, Kacie Fore, Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, Crash Gregg, Sherry Heuser, Jessica Holmes, Karen Ponder, Kim Shaw, Craig Simon, Rob Thompson, Joe White
LINK TO PARKING: Raleigh Convention Center Parking Map
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIPS? Contact Diana Fenves, [email protected]
LEARN MORE! about WCSS by watching our agency overview video below: