Child development center receives donation: Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial gift youth equipment, materials

“This new equipment will help children develop their large motor skills, eye-hand coordination, peer interaction and other abilities crucial to child development,” said Palo Verde College (PVC) Child Development Director (CDC) Director Dana Rethwisch. “The support of Modern Woodmen and other community-based organizations is important in the success of these young students, and is greatly appreciated!” (Loaned photo courtesy to the Times)

The Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial recently donated a bevy of youth recreation equipment to the Palo Verde College’s (PVC) Don Kuykendall Child Development Center (CDC) as part of their continued commitment to community student success.

As noted to the Times by the PVC CDC, the donation included playground balls, jump ropes, binoculars and more.

“This new equipment will help children develop their large motor skills, eye-hand coordination, peer interaction and other abilities crucial to child development,” said PVC CDC Director Dana Rethwisch. “The support of Modern Woodmen and other community-based organizations is important in the success of these young students, and is greatly appreciated!”

On behalf of Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial, local Kyra Ford presented the donated equipment to the CDC and the students.

“Through our (Jere Allen Insurance) agency, we work with a gentleman — named Randy Miller,” noted Ford. “He’s with (the) Modern Woodmen of America. They’re a financial fraternal organization; they don’t have CEO’s or stockholders to pay. They don’t advertise, but they look to put money back into their members’ communities. That’s kind of how people learn about them.”

After learning of the CDC’s needs through Ford, the organization decided to provide support by means of donating the classroom materials and equipment the kids would need.

PVC’s CDC serves local children, ages 3-5, through pre-school programs that emphasize all-encompassing development.

For CDC information, Rethwisch may be contacted via telephone at: (760) 922-8714

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