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November 13 - December 11, 2023

HIPPY Halton

Fundraising goal: $19,000

Research shows that children who lag at school entry seldom, if ever, catch up.

HIPPY employs Home Visitors to teach activities based on children’s literature in 30 weekly, hour-long home visits to parents of vulnerable families. Mothers teach their preschool children the literacy skills needed to enter school with confidence and ready to learn.

Mothers develop their relationship with their children and understanding of schools’ expectations and community resources. Group Meetings offer speakers and a peer group to isolated mothers. Home Visitors are prepared for higher-level employment and local references ease their integration into the workforce. Our 30-week program for each of 4 years has a lifetime effect on all participants!