China Patrick and her family started at Orlando Day in October of 2016. She has four children Jayvene, Isaac, Patience and Malachi. Her oldest, Jayvene, started at Orlando Day when he was 4 years old and is now 6 years old in elementary school. Isaac started when he was two and is now 3 years old in our Preschool program, Patience started as an infant and is now 2 years old in our Early Preschool program and Malachi started as an infant as well and is now 1 year old in our Toddler program. All three children are currently receiving a scholarship.
When China and her family started at Orlando Day, they were homeless and living at the Coalition for the Homeless. After a few months of being at Orlando Day, China obtained a job at Burger King and was able to move out of the Coalition and into an apartment with her children. She is currently working at another restaurant for minimum wage and is attending school part time. China’s main obligation is to provide for her children and she is beyond grateful that Orlando Day Nursery has provided support for her to be able to continue on her path to success as a single mother. When asked what Orlando Day means to her, China stated, “Orlando Day means everything to me. I would not be able to do it without you. You not only support my children but you support me as well.”