Monogram presents check to CAP staff at CDC

Pictured, from left, are Carla Kluz, CAP Services’ VP Early Childhood Development; Malinda Vance, Monogram; Kathy Sager, Monogram; April Niemi, CAP’s Assistant Director of Early Childhood Development, Jeremy Moe, Monogram; Sheri Woodward, Monogram.

CAP Services’ Children’s Discovery Center in Stevens Point will add a classroom thanks in part to a $10,000 gift received last fall from the Monogram Loves Kids Foundation.

“We’re proud to have Monogram as a partner,” said April Niemi, CAP’s Assistant Director of Early Childhood Development. “Their funding will help us be able to provide more area children with the high-quality child care we offer.”

CAP’s Children’s Discovery Center, located at 3109 John Joanis Drive in the Portage County Business Park, offers quality child care, on-site 4 Year-Old Kindergarten, Head Start/Early Head Start services, and educational services to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The center operates child care year round and offers full- and part-time enrollment slots. Enrollment is open to all families regardless of income.

The classroom project will see the center to finish space added in a 2014 expansion by adding a bathroom and other necessary equipment to the classroom space. The project is estimated to be complete by April 1, 2017.

“Since its inception, Monogram Foods has been committed to sharing its resources and reinvesting in the communities in which its team members live and work,” said Karl Schledwitz, Monogram Foods Chairman and CEO. “Through Monogram Loves Kids, we are able to provide support to local charities dedicated to supporting children in need and fostering their roles as the future leaders of those communities.”

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the fundraising arm of Monogram Foods, awarded more than $240,000 in 2016 foundation grants, with individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Since 2010, Monogram Foods has donated over half a million dollars to various children’s charities in Memphis, Tenn., Martinsville, Va., Chandler, Minn., Bristol, Ind., Schulenburg, Texas, Harlan, Iowa, Plover, WI., and Wilmington, MA.