Help start the Henderson Child Development Center

Posted on March 6, 2017 by hchamber

Everything is falling into place as details come together for the Henderson Child Development Center (HCDC) opening this spring.  With family applications coming in for daycare, a director hired and staff being interviewed, the HCDC Board is planning two workdays at Grace Children’s Home Ranch House, 1416B Birch Street, to prepare the house for children.  Jobs that will need to be done include inside and outside work: setting up a fence, paining the main area, kitchen and two rooms, general cleaning, and shampooing the carpets.  The work will happen from 8 am to 7 pm on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to come help for as little or as much of the time as they want, over the course of the two days.  If you are planning to help during the workdays, please let us know so we can prepare for the day by email or calling 402-723-4228.

Once the house is set up, the HCDC Board will be accepting donations for tools, supplies and toys at the daycare on Sunday, March 12, between 1-4 pm.  To avoid donation overlap, here is a list of items that are still needed.

Item Condition
Art Easel New/like New
Balls New/like New
baskets for toys – 6 New/like New
Bleach New
Book Shelf New/Like New
Books New/Like New
Boppy- Boppy Cover New/Like New
Burp Rags – 12 New/Like New
CD Player New/Like New
CD’s with various music New/Like New
Cleaning brush/scrub brush – 3 New
Clipboards – 2 New/like New
Colored pencils New/Like New
Construction paper New
Craft Materials New
Cubbies New/Like New
Cups/sippy Cups  – 24 New
Desk New/Like New
Diaper Changing Pad New/Like New
Diaper Changing Paper New
Diaper Genie New/Like New
Dinosaur playset New/Like New
Dress-up Play set New/Like New
Extra Shoes – All sizes Like New
File Cabinet New/Like New
Glue New
Hand towels – 5 New/Like New
House Playset New/Like New
Infant climbing structure New/Like New
Kitchen chairs – Community Playthings  – 12 New
Kitchen playset New/Like New
Large Bath towels – 5 New/Like New
Little People Play Sets New/Like New
Measuring Cups Dry & Liquid – 3 New/Like New
Measuring spoons New/Like New
Mesh bags – 2 New/Like New
Mixing bowls  – 3 New/Like New
Outdoor toys New/Like New
Paint Sets New
Paper towel dispensers – 2 New/Like New
Pens/pencils New/Like New
Plastic tubs New/Like New
Plunger New
Puzzles New/Like New
Small table – Community Playthings New
Spray bottles – 3 New
Step Stool for reaching sink – 3 New/Like New
Thermometer New
Toilet Seat with built in potty-chair New – ACE in York
toy shelving New/like New
Train playset New/Like New
Trash Cans – 4 New/Like New
Wash Cloths – 5 New/Like New
Water Table New/like New
Books New/Like New


If you would like to donate one or a few of these items please let our director know by emailing: or calling 402-723-4228.

Thank you to those who have helped already made donations through time, resources or money.  If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you can do so through the Henderson Community Foundation at PO Box 116, Henderson NE, 68371.  Make sure HCDC is in the memo of your check.

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