On Thursday, Sept. 13, Fayette Progressive Preschool and Early Intervention Program received a surprise visit from Valero with a donation of $20,000.
This grant will provide new and updated playground equipment for all children in these programs to use.
The 14-month grant began with the brainstorming of Christie Parker an occupational therapist for the Early Intervention Program; Josh Parker, Valero Water Treatment coordinator; Suzie Janasov, Early Childhood director of Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD); Jamie Roe, educational supervisor with FCBDD; the amazing staff of the Early Intervention program; Candance Horton, Valero office coordinator; Kate Dolphin, Valero administrative assistant; and Karl Charron, Valero plant manager.
Josh and Suzie, with the help of Candance Horton, completed all the legal work through Valero Renewables. Candance was the backbone of this donation. She made sure that pieces of the puzzle matched. Every time FCBDD’s staff met with Candance, her words reassured us that giving and continuing to pay it forward is what she and the company of Valero long to do.
Through the hard work and dedication of this partnership and their contribution, it will make an impact in the lives of the children and staff in our community. FCBDD is humbled and grateful to have such a partnership with Valero.
For more information about the Early Childhood programs at Fayette Progressive School, call 740-335-7453 or visit www.fayettedd.com.