Published June 21, 2012
Greenville Rotary Charities has awarded grants to four local agencies.
Last year, the Rotary Club of Greenville held its 21st annual Roper Mountain Holiday Lights from Thanksgiving through the end of December and featured hundreds of light displays at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.
A portion of its proceeds goes back into the community through Greenville Rotary local grants, which are awarded on a competitive basis by Greenville Rotary Charities. This year, 29 local agencies submitted applications for a total of $131,588 in requests.
Four agencies received funding:
- A Child’s Haven received $3,000 for an applied behavioral analysis. Funds will be used for staff training, consultations with treatment staff, individual treatment plan development and implementation in classroom and home implementation.
- Junior Achievement received $1,500 to support Junior Achievement classes at Tanglewood Middle School.
- Greenville Literacy received $2,500 for monitoring student success. Funds will be used to support the BEST Plus oral assessment used for the English as a Second Language program.
- The Urban League of the Upstate received $3,000 for the Youth Leadership Development Institute program. Funding will be used to provide supplemental services to youth in the foster care system and other disadvantaged youth.
The Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is the Rotary Club of Greenville’s largest community service project undertaken with the Roper Mountain Science Center Association.
Founded in 1916, the Rotary Club has approximately 300 members representing professionals from Greenville’s business, not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
Greenville Rotary Charities Inc. is a separate nonprofit organization that is committed to the responsible allocation of funds raised through the Greenville Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts.