Additionally, Congress recently passed the CARES Act, which offers the following incentives for donors to make charitable gifts to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations like LELC:

  • Charitable gifts up to $300 can be deducted on both  standard and itemized 2020 tax returns.

  • The existing cap on annual contributions that can be itemized has been raised from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%. Corporations’ annual limit is raised from 10% to 25%.

  • The two tax incentives above apply only to direct contributions to a qualifying nonprofit organization like LELC. Gifts to donor advised funds do not qualify.

The Loyola Early Learning Center offers our compassion and solidarity to the people who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus in our community and across the world. We appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments who are on the front line working to contain COVID-19. As we do our part to ‘flatten the curve’ of community infections, our school continues to take the following actions:

  • Consistent with the directives of the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Education, our school will remain closed effective Monday, March 16th.

  • During this closure, we will continue to pay the salaries of our teachers and staff, all of whom are working remotely every day organizing ‘at home’ lessons that the children can do with caregivers in addition to their regular Zoom videoconference lessons.

  • Our teachers are all conducting virtual Zoom lessons with small groups or one-on-one (depending on age-level); leading circle time, songs, story time, educational games, and discussions. They are doing everything possible to prevent a learning “slide” or regression for our students during this critical period of their development.

  • We are mailing students ‘tool kits’ with educational games, arts and crafts supplies, magnetic white boards, dry erase markers, and magnetic letters and numbers, and other age-appropriate companion resources to complement their Zoom lessons—all hand-selected by their teachers.

  • Our School Director, Erica Meadows, and our Social Worker, Keona Green, are contacting each of our families weekly to check in on their well-being. We surveyed our families to identify pressing needs and have begun distributing gift cards and other financial support through our Family Emergency Fund.

  • We also have communicated to our families how to access free “Grab and Go meals” available at Baltimore City school locations and our social worker continues to assist or make referrals for families with heightened needs.

  • We are providing our families with tips and information on preventing the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus Updates

In light of these new challenges, we are asking members of our community to consider making an additional gift to the Loyola Early Learning Center to help us adapt to the changing needs of our children and families. A gift to LELC will enable us to:

  • Continue educating our students remotely to avoid losing any academic gains made this year.

  • Address our most vulnerable families’ urgent needs through our Family Emergency Fund.

  • Ensure we have the resources needed to help students on their return to LELC.

Loyola Early Learning Center Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information on making a gift, please contact Candra Healy.

For school-related inquiries, please contact Erica Meadows.

To make a gift online, please visit

Page Last Updated: 6/9/2020