Mission Statement

The Family Umbrella Group is to raise funds for scholarships for children of island families who need assistance with preschool tuition and to coordinate free educational programs on early childhood development and learning.

About Us

The Family Umbrella Group has worked on behalf of young children and island families since January 1988. Toddler and preschool programs promote healthy development and offer early recognition of a child’s abilities. The long term effects of early education are important for a child’s sense of security, especially in the areas of socialization and readiness for kindergarten.

Some Of Our Activities Include

  • Need-based scholarships for island children to attend licensed preschools.
  • The annual Spring Luncheon and Auction fundraiser.
  • Educational programs throughout the year with guest speakers on a variety of topics.
  • A booth at the Children’s Festival with educational information and activities.

How You Can Help

Recent scientific research shows just how important the first years of childhood are in forming character, personality and intelligence. One of the most effective ways to challenge young children’s inquisitive minds is to make certain that appropriate group experiences in a safe environment are available.

Although many island families have enjoyed the benefits that our scholarships provide, the need continues to grow.

You can support these efforts by attending our annual Spring Luncheon, donating auction items, volunteering or making a tax-deductible monetary contribution.

Family Umbrella Group, P.O. Box 392, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation