Dunbar Early Learning Center is a day care and early learning center for low-income students that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Families pay a modest fee to send their children to Dunbar, but 75% of our operating expenses must be raised through other sources, including grants and individual donations.
Dunbar Early Learning Center is a designated 501c3 charitable organization.
Charitable support is essential in helping us to:
bridge the gap between the minimal tuition families pay and the true cost to care and educate each child
provide program and facility improvements
Dunbar Early Learning Center embodies the ancient proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.”
We owe a great debt to local nonprofit organizations, churches, county agencies and local businesses for their steadfast commitment and generosity. Because of these community partners, Dunbar children receive the best possible start in life.
We are deeply grateful to the following groups for their generous financial support in helping us meet annual operating costs:
Hobe Sound Community Chest
Hobe Sound Methodist Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Christopher’s Catholic Church
Children’s Services Council of Martin County
United Way of Martin County
We are deeply grateful to the following groups for their generous in-kind donations that have provided vital goods and services over the years:
Electronic Security, Hobe Sound
Metro Fire & Sprinkler, Stuart
Computer Network Services, Jensen Beach
Council on Aging of Martin County
Jupiter Island Garden Club
If your organization is interested in partnering with Dunbar Early Learning Center, please call Executive Director Wendy Reynoso at (772) 545-0808.
Dunbar Early Learning Center is a designated 501c3 charitable organization. The modest tuition does not cover the full cost of caring and educating each child. Tax-deductible gifts of every size support annual operating expenses such as:
Your generosity is greatly needed, will have immediate impact and will be deeply appreciated. If you would like to discuss why and how to donate, please contact Executive Director, Wendy Reynoso, at (772) 545-0808 or via our contact form.
Ways to Give
Cash Gifts by Check
A cash gift by check is an easy way to make a donation that saves online transaction fees to ensure that every penny of your donation is used by our mission. Please send your check to:
Dunbar Early Learning Center
12100 SE Lantana Avenue
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
Attention: Executive Director
Sponsorships in Memoriam or Honor
Create a sponsorship to benefit a Dunbar student, to honor a teacher or community member, or in memory of a loved one.
Securities & IRA Donations
In making a gift of appreciated securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, investors can make sizable contributions to Dunbar and simultaneously derive practical financial advantages. Please contact us for details on making a gift of securities to Dunbar Early Learning Center.
Brand your company name via e-mails, brochures, signage, and naming opportunities by becoming an event sponsor. As we host events during the year, we’d be happy to partner with you to raise awareness about your company or service. Please contact us to begin the conversation.
Personal property, such as real estate, is a wonderful gift that could generate a federal income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property at the time of the gift. Please contact us for more details.
If you offer services such as cleaning, landscaping, repair or painting, Dunbar is a large property in need of constant maintenance – help is always needed!
If you have expertise in arranging community garage sales, this is an invaluable service for Dunbar. It helps bring exposure and funds to purchase our curriculums and other much needed educational tools.
All community members are invited to visit Dunbar and consider a volunteer role, such as:
You and/or your grade school or teenage child can enrich your lives and those of our kids by READING or putting on PUPPET SHOWS for our children.
Parents can play a special role in the lives of their children and classroom siblings by volunteering for just an hour or two a week. Many have so much fun in the classroom they want to stay longer or come more often
Perhaps you have experience with FUND RAISING, MARKETING or PUBLIC RELATIONS and would be willing to share your knowledge and skills with us.
If you are interested in taking on a broader role in the success of Dunbar’s children, your contribution as a member of our BOARD OF DIRECTORS, particularly if you have accounting, law, early childhood education or public relations experience will be a vital part of our mission.