Western Carolina Community Action wins grant to save Tebeau Children’s Center

Press release from WCCA

Western Carolina Community Action was recently awarded a $25,000 grant by the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The funds will be used to help renovate and save the 70-year old Tebeau Children’s Center in Hendersonville. Generations of Henderson County children have attended the privately-owned daycare formerly known as Stay ‘n Play, then Lovin’ & Learning, and the Hendersonville School for Little Folks.

WCCA bought the Tebeau Drive property last October and has spent the year working with architects and civil engineers to develop renovation plans, submitting grants and doing fundraising to transform the old building into a modern early childhood education facility that will serve 94 children ages 0-5 years. WCCA plans to offer Early Head Start, Head Start and NC Pre-K programs at the Tebeau Children’s Center.

David White, CEO for Western Carolina Community Action, said “We’re grateful to partner with a group like the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund and the Henderson County Community Foundation to save a piece of Henderson County’s past. The community desperately needs this resource! Their support is an investment in future generations of our children!”

WCCA has raised just over $402,000 of the $850,000 needed to renovate the Tebeau Center in time for its opening in April 2022. If you would like to help support this worthwhile effort, please visit WCCA.org and donate!

Western Carolina Community Action is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization based in Hendersonville, NC that assists low income and underserved people in Western North Carolina. Working together with our communities and partners, WCCA improves people’s lives by creating pathways to self-reliance and healthier living. Our programs include Early Childhood Education, Housing Assistance, Apple Country Transportation, and Older Adults Services.

For more information, please contact: Terri Bowman, TBowman@WCCA.org or call (828) 231-9549.

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