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Questi?ns

A trivia benefit giving local families the answers they need.

April Biser

Phone: 304.613.0769 E-mail: rvcds@marshall.edu

Erin Shaver

Phone: 304.544.7002 E-mail: rvcds@marshall.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 April 2012 TIPS Scholarship helps local families afford quality child care HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Rebecca Fuller, a Huntington, W.Va. resident, will never forget the day that the director of Enterprise Child Development Center called to tell her she had qualified for a scholarship for her 3 yr. old daughter, Joelee. Fuller had taken her daughter out of the child care center because she no longer qualified for LINK, a support service to help families afford childcare, and could not afford the childcare on her own salary. “I remember the whole family crying when I got the phone call we were so relieved,” Fuller said. “It was just such a piece of mind to know she was going to be able to go back to a child care that we loved that she was familiar with.” Fuller, an employee at amazon.com and full time student; Andrew Dino, Fuller’s boyfriend and Joelee’s father who works for Metro Masonery, were told that they made too much money to be able to acquire childcare support. “If she wasn’t in daycare she wouldn’t have a smooth adjustment to preschool,” Fuller said. The scholarship came from River Valley Child Development Services’ Tuition Incentive Program Support (TIPS), a scholarship program. TIPS provides scholarships to families who need a little extra help to afford River Valley Child Development Services, but who do not qualify for the state's Link Program. Fuller said Joelee, who has been at Enterprise since she was 6 months old, loves the center and looks forward to going. “Joelee loves the center,” Fuller said. “She talks about the teachers and the other children when she comes home; I can’t imagine going anywhere else. It’s like another family.” Fuller had Joelee when she was 16 years old and still a student at Cabell Midland High School. Fuller said because she works full time she needed childcare and Enterprise provided the best care she could find. “Everything about Enterprise is great,” Fuller said. “The teachers are qualified, they have all their qualifications and I know my child is safe.” Fuller said that she does not expect to get childcare for free, but having the help is a relief. Knowing at least 10-15 other moms that do not work because they will not be able to send their children to childcare, Fuller said every mother should be able to send her children to a center where they are safe and educated so that they are able to work for their families. One way to support TIPS is participating in Questions Trivia, a team trivia night which will take place Saturday, April 28th at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Ballroom. Tickets are $20 dollars per individual. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction, and the trivia will begin at 7 p.m.


Questi?ns

A trivia benefit giving local families the answers they need.

April Biser

Phone: 304.613.0769 E-mail: rvcds@marshall.edu

Erin Shaver

Phone: 304.544.7002 E-mail: rvcds@marshall.edu

Continued: Registration is available at www.marshall.edu/wpmu/questions. More information about River Valley Child Development Services, Enterprise Child Development Center and LINK can be found at www.rvcds.org. ### Questions Trivia is organized by the Public Relations Campaign Club, a group of students from the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University working to improve their skills as public relations professionals. As such, the students work as a professional agency to aid real organizations in promoting themselves and fundraising.

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