As a community we have all been touched by the sudden death of Mr. Richard Klose, the father of our friend Kevin Klose. Many of us have been looking for a way to let Kevin and his family know we are thinking of them. An organization near and dear to their heart is the Albany County Head Start Program. We have set up this page as a simple and secure way to donate money to the Albany County Head Start Program in Mr. Richard Klose’s memory. Kevin's mother Ann Klose was behind the initial funding for Albany's Head Start Program, and served as the Executive Director for this organization for many years. One of the Head Start schools in Albany is named the Ann Klose First School. The money raised would go to help reach out to other children and would mean a lot to the Klose family.
For some background to this program, please read below:
Forty percent of children in the City of Albany are considered impoverished. This program serves the children two full meals a day and also provides medical and dental care. The majority of funding for the Albany County Head Start Program comes from State and Local Funds. These funds are restricted and can not be used for Outreach. At this time, there are enrollment limitations due to the restricted funding. Donations through this site would be unrestricted and therefore help them with Outreach.
Many thanks for your support.