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Local Bank Donates To Discovery Center Effort To Provide Childcare For Healthcare Workers

Discovery Center

A local bank has donated several thousand dollars toward a childcare program that’s being set up in Springfield for children of healthcare workers. 

Central Bank, Central Trust Company and the Ball Foundation have pledged the first $20,000 toward an effort to raise money for the service that is being planned at the Discovery Center of Springfield.

There are already 200 children on the waiting list, according to the bank.  With current funding, the Discovery Center would be able to serve 100 children per day, but it has the capacity to serve 360, according to a news release.  It will take approximately $10,000 per day to operate at full capacity, according to Central Bank.

Donations can be made at  Volunteers are also needed to help run the program.  Anyone who would like to help should call (417) 862-9910.