Pay it Forward: Daycare provider helps during shutdown crisis

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A daycare provider has come through for a local family as the government remains shut down. That family wanted to Pay it Forward, so they called FOX 4’s Kathy Quinn.

The Engels send their four-year-old son, Sawyer, to a daycare in Overland Park. Director Kathy Lancelotti recently waived their monthly tuition.

“I am out of work because of the government furlough. It’s made bills tight and so having her do this is really unexpected and very generous and really helped things out a bunch for us,” Brian Engel said.

Brian’s USDA job is on hold during the government shutdown. Melanie’s a registered nurse who drives miles out of the way from Lenexa to Miss Kathy’s daycare.

“Always happy and loving with the kids. He runs in every day and I get to leave him knowing he’s happy,” Melanie said.

And Melanie hopes the $300 will make some other family who needs help, happy.

We always need your ideas for our future pay it forward stories. To nominate someone, click this link. Our only rule is that they cannot be related to you.

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