THE AVERAGE COST OF FULL-TIME, CENTER-BASED CHILD CARE IN LARIMER COUNTY IS $1,277 PER MONTH, PER CHILD, WHICH CAN MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR SINGLE PARENTS TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.
In response to this need, WomenGive, a program of United Way of Larimer County, was started in Larimer County in 2006 by a group of passionate and caring women who wanted to create an opportunity for women in our community to come together to help other women. Today, WomenGive is comprised of a dynamic network of more than 500 members who use their financial resources to help women in Larimer County achieve economic self-sufficiency.
WomenGive provides support and financial assistance through child care scholarships to single mothers pursuing postsecondary education. WomenGive helps families achieve self-sufficiency allowing them to focus on their studies, knowing their children are receiving high-quality care in a safe environment.
Child Care Scholarships
To date, we have awarded 889 child care scholarships, benefiting 414 children resulting in 135 recipients graduating.
WomenGive Members are the driving force of WomenGive.
Through the support of its members, WomenGive has served over 300 single mothers and 400 children. But there are still many women in need. Become a WomenGive Member with a $500+ annual gift or just $41.67 per month. For about the cost of two lattes per week – we can help even more women in Larimer County receive the support and financial assistance they need to build a better future for their families.
WomenGive Business Members
WomenGive Business Members are small business owners, entrepreneurs, and organizations committed to building strong communities.
Their support allows us to strengthen the lives of many more women and their children in our community. For $1,000 per year, WomenGive Business Members receive a membership for one business member, a listing in the WomenGive Business Member Directory and more.