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The Early Learning Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

You have the opportunity to help the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County provide continued support to the children and families of Polk County!  With the collaborative support of parents, families, educators and our community, it is the Coalition’s vision that all children enter school healthy, ready, and eager for lifelong learning.

Currently, there are over 7,600 children at approximately 300 sites in Polk County receiving services with Coalition funds.  Every dollar matters and every dollar donated is spent on our children.  Also, for every dollar you invest in the children of Polk County, the State and Federal governments contribute $16.67!

Thank you for helping the children of Polk County receive a great start for an amazing future!

Donate Electronically Using PayPal

To give using your credit or debit card, click the yellow Donate button below and follow the on-screen instructions.

Please indicate the program(s) you would like to support by adding a note to your donation payment.

Programs available for support (matched donation if applicable):

  • School Readiness Match (dollar-for-dollar match)
  • Polk Heroes Reading Program
  • Nurse-Family Partnership

Donate by Mail

Please fill out our donation form making checks payable to “Early Learning Coalition of Polk County” and submit to:

Early Learning Coalition of Polk County
Attn: Gregg Heinkel
115 S Missouri Ave. Ste. 501
Lakeland, FL 33815

If you have any questions regarding your donation to the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, please contact Gregg Heinkel at (863) 733-9064 x 210 or at GreggHeinkel@elcpolk.org


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