DLC Nurse and Learn Celebrates 30 Years of Service
On Thursday, September 12th, supporters of local non-profit DLC Nurse and Learn gathered at the Riverfront Cafe to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary. Pam Tebow, mother of former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, spoke at the dinner and fundraiser, which also featured a silent auction.
The organization was founded in 1989 by Amy Buggle, a special education teacher who witnessed the complex challenges facing the special needs community. She left her teaching job to open a daycare that could provide students with special education services and physical therapy. As the roster grew, DLC continued to add more services.
Fast forward to today: The organization now has two care centers that serve between 70-80 students with moderate to severe disabilities. The organization has provided more than $4 million in scholarships to families in need and has served more than 3000 children and youth.
Reflecting on DLC’s 30 remarkable accomplishments, Chief Operating Officer Heather Corey replied humbly, “We are extremely grateful to celebrate 30 years of serving the special needs community in Northeast Florida. We look forward to another 30 years of having a safe space of miracles and hope every day for children and families in need. Thank you to the community for your continued support.”