On Thursday, Dec. 14, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) donated 15 toy riding vehicles, 34 books, and a Baby Learning Bee to the local LKLP Leslie County Early Head Start Program. FNU Courier Program Assistant Austyn Caudill, dressed in a historical Frontier Nursing Service nurse uniform, delivered gifts and books to the 16 children participating in the program. She also read the children a story before they enjoyed a cake and ice cream party. The event was a collaboration between the Leslie County Head Start and Frontier Nursing University.
The FNU community has a deep connection with the town of Hyden and Leslie County, Ky., where our university was founded. We were thankful to have the opportunity to host the event. The program is one of four early Head Start programs designated by the county in the Eastern Kentucky region. The daycare hosts children up to age three, providing childcare and nutrition.
“Many people helped to create, plan and donate to this wonderful cause. For this group of children, we truly made a difference,” said Austyn. “I had such a great time showing the children that Frontier cares about their well-being and their community. I will fondly remember this event, as I hope the children will, the rest of my life.”
FNU thanks its donors who have given to the Children and Christmas fund, which allows our University to serve the Leslie County community.
“With the help of our donors, we hope to continue events like these in the Hyden community,” said Austyn. “A special thank you to Leslie County Early Head Start for allowing us to partner with them for this event.”