Rutherford/Polk Smart Start launches Coins for Kids effort

Published 5:59 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rutherford/Polk Smart Start has launched “Coins for Kids,” a fundraiser to benefit programs and services of the local partnership for children. Coin canisters will be available throughout the two-county area, including child care centers, until June 11.
“Our partnership is excited about the launch of our Coins for Kids campaign,” said Barry Gold, executive director of the Smart Start Partnership in Rutherford and Polk counties. “More than ever, it is crucial that our partnership raise funds in an effort to impact all of the negative issues facing young children in our area. Too many preschool children are facing poverty, abuse, neglect, preventable illness and inadequate early education. Coins for Kids is one of the ways our partnership is working to raise not only funds, but to raise awareness and engage our community to improve outcomes for our youngest citizens.”
Members of the community can help support the partnership by putting your donations of change in the canisters. All funds collected will help the Rutherford/Polk Smart Start Partnership support children and families through various programs funded by the partnership.
If you are interested in placing a canister in your place of business, or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, contact the Rutherford/Polk Partnership Office at 828-287-2775.
Visit for additional information regarding the work of the partnership.
– article submitted
by Barry Gold

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