Dollar Per Child Campaign

Support For Legislative Activities

The Dollar Per Child Campaign funds the legislative activities of both the Pennsylvania Head Start Association and the National Head Start Association.

Legislative Activity Restricted

PHSA’s legislative activities must be supported entirely by non-federal funds. Federal guidelines prohibit the use of federal agency funds  for legislative activities. Because of these restrictions we rely on Dollar Per Child funds from the Head Start community to continue our legislative initiatives.

Campaign Goal – $1 per Child

The goal of the campaign is to raise at least $1 for every child enrolled in Head Start.

  • Programs have raised money through walk-a-thons, bowling contests, special events, sales of promotional items (buttons, stickers and pins, for example), and many other creative methods.
  • Programs send their funds directly to the PHSA office.
  • PHSA and NHSA divide campaign contributions equally so that each Association can finance their legislative activities appropriately.