This year, we are donating part of our proceeds to Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, a volunteer-led initiative that was founded as a reaction to the global refugee crisis in 2015. Their mission is as follows:
“IWR works to foster a welcoming and fair environment for refugees and at-risk immigrants in our region.”
In addition to addressing needs in housing, financial assistance, community orientation, transportation, and other basic needs, they recently identified a barrier to accessing English language classes in Ithaca: lack of affordable childcare in the area. That’s when they started Global Roots Play School.
GRPS provides the following:
High quality and affordable childcare in close proximity to BOCES and Tompkins Learning Partners
Culturally-sensitive, play-based care where children feel nurtured while experiencing socialization
School and community support for families
We are so excited to work with them. Thank you to everyone who takes part in this collaboration, be it through buying a ticket, coming to perform, or spreading awareness!