Many Ways to Help

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There are many ways to support the mission of CELC!

Make a donation now by credit card or check. Checks should be made out to “Cincinnati Early Learning Centers” and mailed to Lissa Shackelford, Director of Administration, Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, 1301 E McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Support CELC when you shop at Kroger and Amazon:

  • Kroger community rewards ™: CELC can receive a portion of the value of all your Kroger ™ purchases when you select one of Cincinnati Early Learning Centers’ sites at  Kroger Community Rewards ™.Once you register your card and select CELC as your designated nonprofit, every time you swipe your Kroger Plus ™ card at the register, CELC will be credited for the sale, and we’ll earn money from the program. This doesn’t impact the rewards you earn or discount perks you already get for using your Kroger ™ card. It’s just an extra perk!
  • AmazonSmile ™ *: For eligible purchases at Amazon ™, the AmazonSmile Foundation ™ will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Cincinnati Early Learning Centers. Visit Amazon Smile ™ to choose CELC as your organization to support. If you have already signed up for AmazonSmile™ and wish to change your charity to CELC, sign in to and simply select “Change your Charity” under “Your Account.”
  • Transfer of stock or securities. For more information, contact Valerie Taylor, Director of Finance, at or 513-961-2696.
  • Make a gift directly from your IRA. (Your financial advisor has the required forms.)
  • Remember CELC in your will or estate plan. Be sure to include our legal name: Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, Inc. Then let CELC know of your planned gift so we can thank you now. We would also like to list your name, with your permission, in our Legacy Society.
  • In-kind contributions are always welcome. Please check with a director at a location near you.

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