Community members are invited donate bubbles and sidewalk chalk to Educare of Omaha, Inc. ( during the Fun in the Sun Donation Drive this May. Collection opportunities will be available all month long.

“Playing outside is so beneficial for young children,” said Executive Director Rafel O. Hart. “It’s time to explore new things, move around and have fun. Outdoor play can lead to better physical and mental health, improved sleep and cognitive, social and emotional gains.”

To participate in the drive, community members can drop-off bubbles and sidewalk chalk at Early Learning Center at Kennedy (3200 N 30th St.), or at a drive host site (visit for a list). A virtual drive, allowing people to shop from home and ship directly to Educare of Omaha, Inc., is also available at

“Bubbles and sidewalk chalk add a fun element on the playground in the warmer weather,” Hart said. “With help from the community, we can make sure our children are prepared each day to play and learn.”

Educare of Omaha, Inc. serves over 650 infants, toddlers and preschoolers – and their families – each year by providing high-quality, year-round early education at five early learning schools located in North and South Omaha, and also operating a home visiting program. Learn more at