Visions United supports Moncton Headstart each year with donations towards the School Supplies Drive ($600) and over $1200 towards Toyland (cash or gift cards appropriate for teenagers).
Moncton Headstart was founded in 1974 by Claudette and Doug Bradshaw as a modest child care program of the Moncton Boys and Girls Club. It has grown as an organization, focusing on early education, positive parenting programs, child & family literacy, food security and housing for families who struggle to meet the most basic of needs.
Headstart’s outreach projects include:
- The “Lorne Preston Scholarships’ Drive”, funding scholarships for graduates and parents of Headstart
- The “School Supplies Drive”, helping annually to fill over 1,000 backpacks with needed school items
- “Coats for Kids”, depending on community, individual and business donations to distribute winter coats and other warm clothing items to those who need them.
- “Toyland”, providing NEW toys, gift cards and personal items for children of all ages, to help families, no matter their circumstances, to enjoy a happy Holiday Season.
Headstart is located at the corner of Mapleton and Mountain Roads.