Colleen Miller


2023 Annual Appeal

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Dear Supporter of the Family Development Center,

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your steadfast support of our programs. Our primary focus is on families and children, with our initiatives reaching 8 out of 10 families in Routt County with children aged birth to 5 years. Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to assist families for the past 39 years, and we take pride in continuing to offer crucial family support.

As families embark on the journey of parenthood and children develop social and emotional skills, we understand the importance of providing a strong foundation for kindergarten readiness. Babies and children don’t come with instruction manuals, and that’s where we step in to support families and children. We are reaching out to you with an appeal to contribute to our cause. Your support is vital for us to sustain and expand our services.

Moreover, your donation may qualify you for a 50% tax credit on your Colorado state income tax – a meaningful way for you to give and receive.

The Family Development Center is dedicated to educating and caring for young children and their families through our three programs: Discovery Learning Center, Newborn Network, and Child Care Network.

To support the connections between families and children in Routt County, we invite you to consider donating to our 501(c)(3) organization, providing crucial support for children’s learning and growth. Contributions to Discovery Learning Center make you eligible for the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, offering a 50% tax credit on your Colorado state income tax.

Today, we are seeking contributions of $50, $500, or $5,000 to ensure that another young child benefits from a positive and secure start to life, while parents gain lifelong skills in raising healthy, loving children.

Ready to make a difference in the life of a child?
You can contribute online here or by mailing your donation to PO Box 773982, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. For any inquiries, please contact us at 970-879-5973 ext. 1.

Remember, your contribution is eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, allowing Colorado residents to receive up to 50% of your gift back as a tax credit on your state income tax return. Consult your tax professional for details or refer to a copy of Colorado Dept. of Revenue FYI 35.

On behalf of all the children whose lives your donation will positively impact, we express our sincere thanks.

Warm regards,
Colleen Miller

Executive Director
Family Development Center


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