PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - An anonymous donor is stepping up to save a Phoenix preschool at 31st and Glendale avenues that was set to close this Friday.
Trinity United Methodist Church owns the preschool, known as TUMPS, and last Friday they announced they'd be closing it in a week due to a lack of funds. The church Pastor and preschool director blame late scholarship payments and declining enrollment.
Many parents were outraged that they were only given a week's notice of the closure. They launched a GoFundMe page and have a yard sale scheduled for March 9 to raise funds.
We are told an anonymous donor saw our original news story and felt compelled to act. A check for $50,000 was delivered Wednesday to keep the preschool open until the end of the school year.
"We will be forever grateful for the anonymous donor who saved our little school for staff, all our families and especially the children we love," said Susan Wells, the preschool's director in a statement. "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."