Image courtesy of Precious Lamb Preschool.
The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) will transform a space at Precious Lamb Preschool, once used as an office and for storage, into a much needed private consultation room, as part of its National Philanthropy Day project, the foundation announced this week. Several upgrades will also be made to the preschool’s current outside play area.
More than 40 volunteers will begin the renovations at Precious Lamb Preschool at 8:30AM on Saturday, October 1, while Citron Design Group, whose portfolio includes spaces such as Berlin Bistro and InterTrend, will oversee the project.
“These children and parents are faced with life altering events on a regular basis and deserve a space to have discreet interactions with school staff and one another,” stated LBCF Board Chair Jane Netherton. “We are thrilled to make this and an enhanced play area a reality for Precious Lamb.”
The completed consultation room will provide a comfortable and conducive environment where private conversations between a teacher and parent, discussing the needs of a child, can occur, according to the release.
“A private consultation room for teachers and parents to openly communicate about sensitive and personal subject matter is a must in this school environment,” Netherton added.
The outdoor play area will also be made a more private and inviting space for children with upgrades that include faux foliage green fencing, landscape improvements, a new sandbox area and storage bins, new soft flooring and new child-sized benches and tables.
“The preschool is providing much needed early childhood daycare services for at-risk children with the vision of breaking the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time,” stated LBCF President & CEO Marcelle Epley. “Supporting this nonprofit is a way that LBCF and Precious Lamb can both fulfill our organizational missions.”
Other partners providing support during National Philanthropy Day include Rebuilding Together Long Beach, Change Agent Productions, and Berlin Coffee Shop, according to the release, as well as many of the LBCF’s donor advised fund holders and board members and Precious Lamb board members.
For more information about the Long Beach Community Foundation, visit the website here.
Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her on Twitter and Instagram @theasiamorris and via email at [email protected]
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