Beanstalk Foundation

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Hour Early Learning

$14 000.00
Start date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013
End date: 
5 years 2 months ago
Match funding: 
$5 000
Match ratio: 
Partner message: 

Hour Children and Beanstalk are honored to accept a matching grant from Champion Lynn Quigley! Thank you, Lynn! We are forever thankful for your generosity and love.

Seed funding: 
$1 000

Upgrade where children learn, socialize, and play!

Remodel Hour Early Learning's daycare facilities

The Challenge:

The beautiful kids at Hour Early Learning Program* need new chairs to sit in, cots to rest on, and educational equipment to play and learn with! Help us re-vamp and modernize the environment to better support and enhance the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of enrolled children! Donations will upgrade our learning and daycare environments with new educationally-themed rugs, dramatic play center, child-friendly furniture, water/sand table, storage bins and shelves, doll care center, easels, and cots for rest time.

Spearheaded by the Junior Board’s Co-Presidents, Nicholas Alexander and Amanda Hinderliter, and Volunteer Coordinator, Mahua Guha-Thakurta, the Junior Board is hoping to raise $14,000 to purchase renovation supplies, new educational equipment, toys, games and child-friendly furniture. Hour Early Learning serves more than 50 infants and toddlers each year.

*Hour Early Learning Program is a fully-licensed day care program that provides high-quality, low-cost daycare to families from Hour Children, as well as families from the local community. The children served are from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and 100% of the Hour Children families have been impacted by incarceration. All of the children are from low-income families.



A few of Hour Early Learning's children, and Hour Children’s Junior Board Volunteer Coordinator, Mahua Guha Thakurta


How Much?




March 19, 2013



Immediately benefits 120 children.


Extra funds:

Any remaining funds will be used to replenish Hour Early Learning Program's supplies and equipment on an as-needed basis.

Challenge Leader

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald

Teresa Fitzgerald is a pure New Yorker. She works in Long Island City in Queens. She talks fast. She thinks fast. She acts fast. Even when she smiles, Teresa Fitzgerald gets things done. Teresa Fitzgerald also spends her days hanging out in prisons.

Project Info

Hour Children

In 1986, Sister Teresa Fitzgerald and four other Sisters of St. Joseph led the opening of St. Rita’s Convent’s doors. They welcomed the children of imprisoned women.