6/12/2013 12:01:00 AM Daycare declines offer of downtown partnership with senior housing
In a press release provided by North Country Kids volunteer, Tom Donahoo, it was announced that the Board of Directors of North Country Kids, also known as Harbor Springs Community Day Care and Preschool, recently voted not to pursue collaboration with Harbor Area Housing and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan.
The Village of Hillside Intergenerational Campus Project proposed including condo association unit ownership by North Country Kids (NCK) into the future redesign of the Hillside Apartment complex at the west end of Main Street.
The release noted while the North Country Kids board was "honored to be considered for the joint venture, it was decided that it is not in the best interest of North Country Kids at this time."
While the prospect of returning to downtown was appealing, board members plan to instead invest time and energy stabilizing the financial status of the organization and "providing excellent care to the children and their families."
As a community based non-profit organization, NCK relies on the support of the community to continue its mission and service.
"It is critical to the health of the businesses in the community for families to have a safe, loving, and educational place for their children to go while parents work," the release stated.
Upcoming North Country Kids fundraisers include Kids' Summer Games, Water Sales at local events, Hat's Off (June 27th), Community Yard Sale (July 20th) and more.