About Our Auction
Help us raise critical support that enables children and families to be part of the Global Roots Play School community! Scholarships help low income families who would not otherwise be able to access childcare support. Affordable childcare gives parents, especially mothers, the empowering choice to attend English as a Second languages classes or work to support family needs.
Global Roots Play School is an initiative of Ithaca Welcomes Refugees.
Since we launched in September 2017:
- 24 children have been served from 18 months to 5 years old
- Families are from 13 different countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Burma/Karen community, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Romania
- And at least ⅔ of children have a parent in English Language classes.
You can join in to make these meaningful scholarships possible!
About Ithaca Welcomes Refugees
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees is a volunteer led community initiative that fosters a welcoming and fair environment for refugees and immigrants in our region. Our hope is that these efforts will continue the development of the Ithaca area as a welcoming host community in times of great global need.