Our Mission to Help the Community

3440 22nd St. South Arlington VA 22204


Funshine Preschool

One of our missions at Funshine Preschool is to teach our children the importance of giving back and helping the community. A few ways we have done this in the past is: 

  • The PreK class brings in mittens and gloves for the APC clothing Bank.
  • We hold food drives 4 times a year for the local food assistance center: AFAC.
  • The kids give their extra halloween candy to Operation Gratitude.
  • Our teachers knit scarves for Doorways (a Domestic Abuse Shelter), the soldiers via Operation Gratitude, and a local church in DC.
  • We collect clothes and toiletries for the homeless shelter, Miraims kitchen. 
  • We host a trike-a-thon for St. Jude's Children's hospital every spring.
  • Total money raised over the years is over $10,000!
  • Fall 2016 - we collected halloween candy to send to Operation Gratitude.​​

We are spending summer 2017 working on a project called "Square Foot Gardening." Each child has a square foot to plant, water and manage on there own. We are growing okra, beans, mint, and cucumbers to donate to Arlington Food Assistance Center. 

We also have a Butterfly Garden called "Carmen's Garden". Carmen Romero mentored Paige and Beth through the process of finding renovating, funding and moving into our new building and finding a temporary place after the fire.