Ms.Pearl’s Good News Daycare daycare is in the Roseland community on the south side of Chicago. Roseland is one of the roughest neighborhoods in Chicago. Gangs, drugs, prostitution, murders, unemployment, and hopelessness are prevalent. Ms. Pearl Willis, the founder of Good News Day Care, provides a nurturing environment giving encouragement and hope back to the community.
While the moms go to school and/or work, their children are fed and provided with a quality pre-school education. The children learn math, science, social studies, letters and numbers, colors and shapes. There is reading time, nap time, play time, and clean-up time. They also learn about Jesus and his love for them. It’s a full day packed with a lot of energy, hope, and love!
There is great news that we wanted to share! Reclaim3d purchased 16 preschool chairs and 4 tables for the daycare where 52 inner-city kids spend a good part of their day. They are very excited about these new items! Back in December the kids, their moms, and the staff received a wrapped gift containing a hat, gloves, and a 6-pack of socks in December. Everything was purchased with money from a generous $2500 gift from the First Midwest Bank Charitable Foundation. The First Midwest Charitable Foundation is a private foundation headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. The mission is to fund programs that improve the lives of women and children in their market area.