BANANAS

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Mission Statement

BANANAS mission is to partner with families and child care providers to raise happy, confident children. We do this by providing child care referrals, payment assistance programs (child care subsidies), workshops, playgroups, coaching, and support groups to our community of parents, caregivers, and child care providers. Throughout the pandemic BANANAS focused on directly supporting our child care providers and families through touch-free distributions in our office parking lot, which included diapers, wipes, summer reading and enrichment backpacks for kiddos, PPE items, cleaning supplies, and cash stipends. 

Why Donate to BANANAS?

Join Kamala Harris* and support BANANAS!

We have been a safety net for the East Bay community for almost 50 years. It is in our DNA to be innovative leaders continuously improving and expanding on our services. In recent years, we have developed programs to assist families experiencing homelessness, resource (foster care) families, and foster youth who are now parents themselves, pay for child care so they can work or educate themselves. More recently, we have developed two new Mom Support Groups – one for our BIPOC moms, and another for our moms experiencing homelessness so they have a safe place to discuss issues that are relevant to them. Our health and safety classes, which are mandatory for child care providers, are now offered in three languages – English, Spanish, and Chinese. These are just a few ways we work to ensure we are meeting our community where they are, with non-judgemental information and resources.

Will you support BANANAS as we support our parents, caregivers, and child care providers in raising the next generation?

*BANANAS was one of the three nonprofits in California chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris to receive a donation as she dissolved her political campaign funds. 

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