Members of the board of directors for Kids Connection, a local not for profit daycare center in Fairbury, came before members of the local city council on Tuesday hoping for some financial assistance. What they came away with was empathy but no pledge of dollars.
City leaders offered moral support but no money for the struggling daycare center, which according to board vice-chair Carman Hinman, is running in the red. Hinman spoke on behalf of the board saying it is estimated that by year's end the daycare provider will be an estimated $5,000 in the red.
"We have done fundraisers and received some grants, but it just hasn't been enough," she said. "The money that we get from enrollment fees are our main source of income but most of that goes to salaries. We are struggling at the present time"
Hinman said the board would be grateful for what ever level of support the City could provide.