DLC Nurse & Learn, an inclusion child care center in Riverside, will soon celebrate 25 years of providing "therapy, education and compassion" to students and their families.
The anniversary will be observed at an 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 luncheon and fundraiser, according to a news release.
"It's hard to believe that a simple idea to provide child care to children with disabilities has turned into so much more," said Amy Buggle, executive director and founder of DLC Nurse & Learn.
The nonprofit "has helped more than 1,800 children and their families, thanks to God's guidance and the support of so many in the community," she said.
The "25 years of Miracles and Hope" fundraiser will feature lunch, light beverage and speakers including Jacksonville City Councilman Bill Bishop and people who have benefited from DLC programs. Buggle is asking past students and parents to attend the fundraiser and talk about their experience.
Proceeds will support the center's year-round high quality education, nursing care and therapies for children of all abilities, according to the release. Services include child care, preschool, extended day programs, registered nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, early intervention and developmental screening.
The nonprofit has classrooms for infants to 5-year-olds, including voluntary prekindergarten and afterschool programs up to age 22 years. Scholarships are available for families that qualify.
The fundraiser will be held at Murray Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4101 College St. Tickets are $20 each. The To purchase, go to dlcnl.org or send cash or check to DLC Nurse & Learn, 4101-1 College St., Jacksonville 32205.