Heartland Head Start receives federal grant funding from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to operate Head Start. The funding requires a 20% in-kind match through donated funds, space, materials, volunteer hours, and services from the communities where services are provided. If Heartland Head Start does not receive the 20% match, we cannot expend all of our funds and may not be able to provide all of our services.
Both program parents and community members are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer in our program. Heartland Head Start volunteer hours are "valued" at a dollar amount and are counted as part of the in-kind match from the local community. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available in our agency. Please call our Main Office or your child’s center to volunteer.
Heartland Head Start is a not-for-profit 501C-3 organization, therefore donations are tax deductible. You may specify that your donation be used for a specific purpose, such as children's books for a particular center, to purchase playground equipment, or for hats and gloves for children to use during outdoor play. If you are interested in knowing what some of our needs are, please check out our Wish List.