Annual Giving Fund


Fall 2019

Dear Friends and Families of Oak Lane,

We’re going to ask you to do something a little unconventional – close your eyes. (Yes, we know that will make this letter a little hard to read, but please do it after you finish this paragraph.) Close your eyes and imagine your child’s first day at Oak Lane. Did you feel scared? Excited? Maybe even a little relieved? Perhaps a mixture of all of the above. Then, imagine your child(ren) as you watched them play here, moments before they caught sight of you at pickup time. You saw their joy and heard their squeals of excitement; you watched the care from their teachers and then you felt the warmth of the community. Whew, that’s a lot! Did you feel it too?

We are all lucky. As advisors, we are lucky to be a part of this organization, our teachers are lucky to work in a place with a clear, shared philosophy of education for our youngest friends, and our families are lucky to make a conscious choice to entrust us with their children each and every day. You’ve found a lifelong community that’s dedicated to creating a foundation of care, comfort, and excitement for learning.

And, as you know and appreciate, Oak Lane Day Care is a small non-profit organization that provides unsurpassed childcare and education for children ages six weeks to four years old. Situated on the campus of Westtown School, Oak Lane offers a child-centered environment where young children are encouraged to use their creativity and imaginations every single day.

Oak Lane continues into its 27th year to nurture our littlest ones into curious, kind, and vibrant preschoolers. New director, Kath Houlahan, together with her dedicated staff continues to keep alive the values that make Oak Lane so special while working to better our children’s home away from home. 

Tuition covers only a portion of the operating expenses of Oak Lane. The center relies on gifts to the Annual Fund to cover its expenses, as well as to fund special projects. It is our hope that you will support Oak Lane by making a donation to our Annual Fund Drive. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will be appreciated and will benefit the children and families served by Oak Lane. 

Thank you for considering a gift to Oak Lane Day Care and for your continued support. Every gift, no matter the amount, has a significant impact, and children are the ultimate beneficiaries of your generosity. We greatly appreciate your tax-deductible donations in the form of either a check (made out to Oak Lane Day Care) or an electronic donation at this link.

With immense gratitude,

The Oak Lane Board of Advisors