Taylor Swift Makes A Generous Donation to YWCA Greater Baton Rouge for Flood Relief Efforts
BATON ROUGE, LA (October 3, 2016) - Multi-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift made a generous donation to the YWCA Greater Baton Rouge to support flood relief efforts as part of her $1 million dollar pledge.
“The generous donation from Taylor Swift could not have come at a better time for our organization,” said CEO Dianna Payton. “These funds will be put to great use as we continue working to restore our Early Head Start facility that was damaged during the historic flooding last month, and continue our critical work of providing access to high quality early childhood services.”
As a result of the flooding last month, we had to close our Early Head Start Center located at Glen Oaks High School. We are now working to identify a new site and facility for the children and families throughout the local community to make certain the students are provided with the critical child developmental skills and educational training needed.
We have three Early Head Start Centers serving nearly 200 children throughout the local community. The Early Head Start program provides comprehensive early childhood and family services for low-income children up to three years of age.
The YWCA Greater Baton Rouge is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Thank you, Taylor Swift, and to all those at the Taylor Swift Foundation, for your kindness and generosity in these challenging times.