ECDC conducts an Annual Appeal each November to assist with capital improvements to the program that couldn’t be accomplished without fund development. An example of our Annual Appeal projects include the purchasing of a new 28 passenger Bluebird School Bus with child safety seats that is used for field trips in the community during the school year with children in the 4’s, 4/5’s and kindergarten groups. Other Annual Appeals have addressed playground renovations for ECDC-SMC and ECDC-ND. Donations of all sizes are of great assistance to the ECDC programs as we continually make improvements and renovations to enhance the children’s early childhood experiences.
ECDC Spirit Wear
Shop ECDC’s online spirit store to get your ECDC t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more. Youth and adult sizes are available in a variety of styles and colors. Shop 24/7 year round, pay online and your order will be delivered to ECDC. To order, visit https://elevationsports.com/ and enter our store code: ECDC21.
Classroom Wish Lists
One way we continue to add wonderful materials to the classrooms and playground is with our Classroom Wish Lists. Each ECDC classroom has an Amazon wish list that is updated year-round. The Wish Lists on smile.amazon.com provide families with ideas from the teachers about specific items they would like to add to their classrooms. We do not want any family to feel an obligation, but do want to suggest this as a way we can work together to further increase and enrich the educational environment your child enjoys. All donations are tax deductible.
ECDC-SMC Wish Lists: 3’s Room, 3/4’s Room, 4’s Room, 4/5’s Room
ECDC-ND Wish Lists: 2’s Room, 3’s Room, 3/4’s Room, 4’s Room, 4/5’s Room, Kindergarten
During November, ECDC sponsors a children’s book fair. A wide variety of quality children’s books, including Blue Ribbon and Caldecott Award winning selections, are available for parents to purchase as holiday gifts. Proceeds from the Book Fair are used to enhance each activity room’s selection of educational materials. Information regarding the book fair will be distributed during the fall.
ECDC plans quarterly fundraising events at area restaurants throughout the year. ECDC supporters dine in or carry out during our event date(s) and we earn 20-33% on sales.
Football Parking to Raise Funds for ECDC
An annual fall ECDC fundraiser is ND Football Parking in the ECDC-ND parking lot. Our 24 season parking patrons appreciate the reserved, close to the stadium parking our lot provides. The ECDC families help by volunteering to serve as hosts/hostesses in the parking lot each game day. This fundraiser provides the ECDC programs with approximately $12,000 per year, which helps fund educational materials. Please watch for game day parking lot host information distributed in August of each year.
RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip)
Support ECDC while doing your everyday shopping! Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to earn on your daily purchases. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted. To get started, download the RaiseRight app or visit RaiseRight.com, create an account, enter ECDC’s enrollment code (LDCEL2CD65713), and then order and pay online. Placing your first order is easy with these step-by-step instructions.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
If you shop at Kroger, please add ECDC to your Kroger account and then Kroger will donate annually to ECDC based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. Simply visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER either by name or our organization number (EY463) and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
Don’t forget to choose ECDC as your charity of choice when you shop Amazon. Just click the link below and ECDC receives a portion of the proceeds from your purchases. Shopping and supporting your favorite early childhood program-it’s win/win!
Donation Payment Information
A check can be sent to:
Early Childhood Development Center
10 Child Care Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Thank you for your kind support!