Wells Invests in Le Mars Daycare


Wells Enterprises Tuesday announced the investment of one million dollars in the Le Mars Area Childcare Center.  Adam Baumgartner, VP of Corporate Communication at Wells, presented a check for that amount to Richard Ziettlow, President of the Le Mars Community Daycare Board, and Mark Gaul, Le Mars Director of Development.


Ziettlow says two years ago, a task force was formed to address the shortage of daycare in the area.


Baumgartner says Wells wanted to partner with the community in addressing the need for daycare in Le Mars.


Ziettlow says they formed a non-profit organization, and began to address the daycare issue.  By the end of last year, they bought the Building Blocks Daycare on the corner of 12th and 6th SW.


The Crittenton Center of Sioux City was brought in to provide programming for the daycare. Christina Eggink-Postma is VP of Communications at Crittenton.


The Wells investment brings the daycare board closer to reaching their fundraising goal of 3 million dollars.  This brings the total to 2.6 million.