Ways to Give
Every donation has a huge impact on our ability to ensure
that all families, regardless of income, have access to high
quality early learning and family support. In order to
provide tuition assistance to 70% of families in our program
and maintain high quality services, we rely on the support
of individuals, foundations, corporations and local
Gifts by mail: Please send checks made payable to
Pike Market Child Care and Preschool at:
Pike Market Child Care and Preschool
1501 Pike Place, #222
Seattle, WA 98101
Direct Your Donation...
Families who work hard and earn low wages typically have very limited access to quality child care programs in downtown Seattle. Many do not accept child care subsidies from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or the City of Seattle, thereby further limiting options for families. Pike Market Child Care and Preschool designates at least half of its slots to families whose incomes are at or below the poverty level. PMCCP not only accepts subsidies, but has also established a tuition assistance program with a sliding-scale fee structure based on income and family size. In 2012-13, PMCCP provided $240,000 in tuition assistance to 70% of families enrolled in the program. As families' incomes increase, the Preschools's sliding fee scale allows parents time to gradually increase tuition without immediately being overwhelmed with a huge increase.
One of the easiest ways to give is through workplace giving. Many local companies particpate in a workplace giving program with PMCCP. If you have questions about this program or would like to partner with PMCCP for workplace giving, please e-mail Lesa at Lesa@pikemarketkids.org.
Ellen Greene Crisis Fund
Established in 2012, the Ellen Greene Crisis Fund honors Ellen’s tireless efforts on behalf of children and families in the Market. Ellen was the Executive Director of the Preschool from 2005-2012. The purpose of this Fund is to provide short-term tuition assistance (or additional assistance) for families in our program who are experiencing crisis or unexpected hardship. This crisis might be due to an event like job loss, prolonged illness, flood, or fire, resulting in a significant impact on income or expenses. The Fund may also be used to assist families while they are on the waiting list for a child care subsidy from the state or the City of Seattle.
PMCCP Wish List
Target/Safeway/Fred Meyer gift card (for baby, home, and food supplies)
Planned giving is the program by which PMCCP supporters in the present honor its past by planning for the Preschool’s future. We invite alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends to join those who have already included PMCCP in their estate plans.
A planned gift to Pike Market Child Care and Preschool might take the form of:
A Bequest in a Will
A gift from a Trust
A Charitable Remainder Unitrust
A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
Designation as a Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy
Designation as a Beneficiary of a Retirement Plan or IRA (Charitable IRA rollover contribution)
Gifts of stock: Donors interested in supporting PMCCP with a gift of stock may contact Lesa at 206.625.0842
Gifts by phone: Call 206.625.0842 and ask to speak with Stacey Vasilenko to make your credit card gift.