In recent months, a long standing neighborhood daycare, Pied Piper, was ravished by a fire. The fire destroyed much of the building and although all the children and teachers escaped safely, the building was uninhabitable. This left the owners and operators of Pied Piper looking for a place to house and keep all their children. The owners spent weeks looking for someone who was willing to house the daycare until the old facility was rebuilt.
The Pied Piper staff contacted ten local entities to help out, but were not successful in their requests. The the staff at Pide Piper did not quit, they reached out to Phil Reed, CEO and President of Voice of Calvary Ministries and he immediately said yes with out any hesitation. Voice of Calvary Ministries opened up their classrooms and playgrounds at no cost to Pied Piper. So for several weeks now, Voice of Calvary Ministries, located on the corner of Capitol St. has been serving the children at Pied Piper.
Pied Piper currently is taking care of 75 children and anticipate more this summer. Since the move, teachers at Pied Piper say they like the Voice of Calvary location because it has separate classrooms for the children and an open out door jungle gym. The teachers say the kids love it and the parents love the site too.
Now, everyone entering Voice of Calvary and Koinonia Coffee House comment on how nice it is to hear all the children playing outside.
For more information about Voice of Calvary Ministries please visit http://www.vocm.org