CINCINNATI — Feazel Inc. announced that it is donating a new roof and gutter system to the Cincinnati Early Learning Center’s (CELC) flagship and largest location in Harrison, Ohio. This contribution is given in spirit of the exterior solution company’s 25-year anniversary and expansion into Cincinnati.
In bright blue shirts exclaiming, “Thanks, Feazel, for putting a roof over our heads!” the children were on hand with approximately 20 CELC staff members to celebrate the roof donation on Friday, June 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Harrison CELC. The children will then serve lemonade to Feazel workers on July 11 in appreciation of their donation.
In addition, Feazel Inc. has committed to donate $1 to CELC for each new Facebook “Like” on Feazel’s Facebook page now through July 16. Visit www.facebook.com/feazelinc.
“Funds that we would have spent on repairing our roof can now be spent on enhanced programming,” explained the Harrison CELC Administrator April Stewart. “We are committed to providing the best care to our students, and this generous donation enables us to maintain that reputation.”
As the largest and oldest of six nonprofit daycare centers within the CELC agency, a new roof will enable the Harrison CELC to provide higher-quality care to enrolled children. The Harrison location was opened in 1981 and the current roof and gutters are more than 17 years old, covering a 500-square-foot facility. The new roof, including items such as shingles, gutters, apron, venting and labor, is valued at more than $23,000.
The relationship between Feazel and CELC was spurred by Feazel President Leo Ruberto’s personal interest in quality education. “I am adamant about giving back to the neighborhoods in which we work, especially to those individuals and organizations supporting our youth,” he explained. “CELC is a highly rated school that was in need. Our involvement felt natural.”
The Harrison location serves approximately 95 children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years. Enrollment is diversified with 64 percent of families receiving financial assistance and 36 percent paying full fees. Preschool and after-school care are provided by a staff of 17 teachers, all with degrees in early childhood education.
Construction is expected to begin on July 11 and conclude on July 12.