April 09, 2020
Senator Holly J. Mitchell Secures Masks for Childcare Providers in Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES- CA State Senator Holly J. Mitchell is teaming up with LA County’s largest childcare provider - Crystal Stairs, the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) and KDW Apparel to get 7,500 masks to childcare workers.
“While we’ve been working hard to make sure essential workers have access to needed childcare services, it is clear that those childcare workers who are stepping up to provide this critical service, also need to do so safely,” said Mitchell. “Mayor Garcetti has strongly encouraged all Los Angeles residents to wear face coverings. Now is the time to provide CDC quality masks to our providers.”
Over the next week, the 7,500 masks will be delivered to Crystal Stairs to be distributed to CCALA childcare providers which includes child care centers and family daycare facilities throughout the city and county of Los Angeles. According to Jackie Majors, Crystal Stairs CEO, 98 percent of their clients are single parents and if they are essential workers, childcare might be the only option to allow them to go to work. It is essential that childcare workers are safe so families can survive and children are not home alone.
“Senator Holly Mitchell stepped up immediately to address the need to equip over 7,500 child care providers across Los Angeles County with face masks which are necessary to keep them safe and healthy while they care for first responder’ children,” said Majors. “Crystal Stairs salutes Senator Mitchell and child care providers who are working and providing child care services during this crisis”.
Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. She represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More information about Sen. Mitchell can be found at https://sd30.senate.ca.gov