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The Judy Schierman Memorial Fund

Thank you for your gift in loving memory of Judy.

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$30 per month

for 30 months

Your donation funds:

  • One month of breakfast for one child
  • 50 diapers
  • One month supply of construction paper
  • Limited 30th Society Mug

As a thank you for your donation, you receive:

  • Society Mug

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$90 per month

for 30 months

Your donation funds:

  • One month of lunch AND snack for one child
  • 10 new board books for an entire classroom
  • One classroom set of culturally diverse dolls

As a thank you for donating, you receive:

  • Society Mug

 

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$120 per month

for 30 months

Your donation funds:

  • One session of swim lessons for two preschool students
  • Full one-month scholarship for one child to attend preschool

As a thank you for your donation, you receive:

  • Society Mug
  • A Giraffe Laugh t-shirt 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Giraffe Laugh a nonprofit?

Yes! Giraffe Laugh is a federally registered 501c3 organization.

How many children are served through Giraffe Laugh?

Over 150 children are served annually by Giraffe Laugh across our centers.

Can anyone attend Giraffe Laugh?

Yes! Giraffe Laugh welcomes all children. We believe in educational justice and strive to provide access to those most in need.

What is the goal of Giraffe Laugh?

Giraffe Laugh’s overarching goal is to ensure that every child in the valley has access to quality early care and education. Every child deserves to have an equal start in life to set them up for future success.

Will you expand to other areas in Idaho?

It has always been a goal of Giraffe Laugh to extend our reach to children that need our services. One day we hope to have centers in Canyon County, Jerome County, Twin Falls County, and beyond. Currently our centers are only in Ada County, with proper funding we hope to change that.

Overview

Early Education

When children are born, their brains are 25% developed. By the time they leave our program and enter kindergarten, their brains are 90% developed. The first five years of a childs life is the most important for brain growth.

Food Pantry

1 in 6 children in Idaho go to bed hungry every night. Through our partnership with the Idaho Foodbank, we host 24/7 food pantries at all of our sites for families in need.

Summer School Age Program

More than half of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. We aim to bridge this gap with our summer program for school-aged children.

Parent Education

Over 3,600 children in Idaho are abused and neglected every year. When parents are empowered through education, support in times of need, and connections, they are less likely to abuse or neglect their children.

Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City

Giraffe Laugh has partnered with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children to bring a much needed, full-time preschool program to the residents of Garden City. This program is located at the Boys and Girls Club.

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full time centers serving children from birth to five years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children from three and a half to five years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.