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Diaper drive to aid young families

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To the editor:

As the new Director of the Head Start program for Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL), I have felt nothing but warmth and encouragement from the communities we serve. I am extremely excited to serve the community in my new capacity and wanted to write this letter to express my gratitude for the continued support Logan County has for the CAPCIL Head Start Program.

We have been a staple here for low income families for decades, and will continue to do the work for the children and families that need us the most. As we evolve and make changes to improve our programs to better address the educational needs of our families, it is nice to know that Logan County stands firmly behind our mission.

Early Head Start is currently hosting a Diaper Drive to help support the families participating in our expanding program to include center-based classes. Blades Hair and Nail Salon, Fabulous Hairstyles, Graue Chevrolet, Shear Perfection Beauty Salon, Hair Headquarters, and the CAPCIL Corporate office have been gracious in allowing us to place collection boxes in their facilities and the community has been generous in their donations.

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It is this type of support that allows us to continue our efforts to fight poverty and to work with the low income population.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I am proud to make a difference in the lives of your children by being an essential partner in their education.

Jenifer Deweese
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
Head Start Director
1800 Fifth St.
Lincoln, IL 62654
217-732-2159 ext. 236

[Posted May 23, 2016]

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