First 5 Riverside and Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez recently held drive-through distributions to give out masks and supply kits with sanitizing products and thermometers to child care providers. There were 40,000 masks for child care providers in the Fourth District, made possible through a donation from Everrank, Inc., a company based in the Inland Empire, which has donated over 500,000 masks to Riverside County.
Since October, First 5 Riverside has provided more than $600,000 worth of COVID-19-related assistance to early learning and child care programs thanks to funding allocated by First 5 California.
Riverside County child care providers will receive additional assistance after the Riverside County Board of Supervisors recently directed $105,990 in CARES Act funding to support nonprofit child care centers.
“We have heard from child care providers about their needs for masks, PPEs, and funding,” said Supervisor Perez in a recent press release. “I appreciate that we are able to make some support available to supplement the financial assistance being provided by First 5 Riverside and masks that were recently donated to Riverside County by Everrank, Inc. that we will be getting out to child care centers this week.”