Piece of Paradise Matching Gift Challenge

Piece of Paradise Matching Gift Challenge

Because of friends like you, the students at Cunningham Children’s Home are experiencing a little piece of paradise.

To most, the photo to the right may look like just an ordinary classroom, but as you can read in this story about Kylethe design of our new learning environment offers our kids a pleasant and peaceful place that seems to be perfect for their needs.

Your support gives our students the chance to engage in learning in a way that meets their behavioral challenges. Because of the traumatic experiences in their early life, our kids struggle to stay quiet and focused in the classroom. But the newly-opened, Rosann Gelvin Noel Education Center (NEC), offers versatile space so they remain calm and engaged in the lesson. And the Coach Lou and Mary Henson Gymnasium (Henson Gym) provides them a beautiful venue for physical fitness and competition.

When we began fundraising for this facility, it seemed like just a dream but thanks to so many, it has become a reality. And we’re so close - 86% - to our $14 million campaign goal which is very exciting.

So exciting that one of our loyal supporters wants to encourage you to help us reach that goal by agreeing to match any new gift or pledge up to $200,000. Would you give today and join the momentum to raise the final funds for the NEC and Henson Gym?

Cunningham has been able to count on friends to provide everything from a brand new building to the valued extras like smartboards, therapy tools, and specialized curriculum. Our students flourish with individualized attention from highly-trained special education teachers, behavioral interventionists, therapists, and other staff who have expertise in helping them heal and learn.

While our students are finding successes in the NEC and Henson Gym, the construction and operating costs remain. Your gift today will provide the best possible education for our very deserving kids and will be doubled thanks to the match!

All new gifts, including new multi-year pledges, will be included as part of the Piece of Paradise Matching Gift Challenge. You can help us reach our goal much faster with a gift or pledge today. Click on GIVE NOW, designate the NEC and complete a credit card gift. You may also contact Tim Manard, Development Officer, at 217.337.9071 or tmanard@cunninghamhome.org. He is happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.