WHSV Selects First "Good Neighbor Gift" Project For 2014

By: Jeremy Harman Email
By: Jeremy Harman Email

A new infant care option is coming to Harrisonburg for parents in need.

WHSV's Good Neighbor Gift Committee has selected its first community project for 2014. The committee will work to create an infant care facility at the Roberta Webb Child Care Center.

RBCCC is a non-profit, United Way agency that opened its doors in November 1994. Serving children ages 2-5, it provides affordable, licensed childcare in a safe and nurturing environment. The center is located in the Immanuel Mennonite Church building.

The program is geared toward parents who balance work or school while parenting, often with little support. Parents can be confident knowing their children are in a quality, nurturing setting, designed to meet the needs of the whole child.

All children are welcome and no child is turned away due to lack of family funds. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income.

The care provided at Roberta Webb is great, but there's one need which has gone unserved: infant care. The staff at Roberta Webb is properly trained and licensed and they could be providing care for infants...but they don't have the proper facility.

The GNG committee has identified a room within the RBCCC which can be remodeled to serve as an infant care room. In conjunction with our corporate partners Gary Crummett & Sons Construction, Classic Kitchen & Bath and Eagle Carpet, the committee and WHSV employees have begun their work - with an anticipated completion date of February 2014.

The committee is also organizing an equipment and supply drive for the RBCCC. Go to www.goodneighborgift.com to view an online registry of needed items.

The Good Neighbor Gift is a way for WHSV and its employees to give back to the community they serve. The GNG committee has committed to complete four projects over the course of 2014 - one in Rockingham County, one in Augusta County, one in the Shenandoah/Page County area and one in Pendleton County, West Virginia.


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