Boys and Girls Clubs of Cumberland County, Inc. - $10,000 to support an after school program that is implementing SMART Girls at Spring Lake Middle School for low income girls. This project is a 16 week program that is designed to teach important life skills for girls - It’s Your Body, Take Care of your Body, Financial Literacy, and Planning for College.
Child Advocacy Center, Inc. - $11,811 to support onsite Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for abused children through individual counseling and offers two group therapy programs for boys and girls. Topics include healthy living, connecting with others, understanding more about their experiences - their similarities to and differences from others in the group, exploring how the influences in their lives have impacted them, learning skills and coping mechanisms to help them now and in the future, and anger management.
Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc. - $8,800 to support an event for foster parents - “Foster Parent Care - Retention, Certification and Recruiting Event." Attendees will include current foster parents and social workers who will receive training which helps them receive continuing education needed to meet licensing requirements. Several other agencies attend along with vendors and speakers who address issues concerning foster parenting. Potential foster parents are also recruited at the event.
Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library - $12,148 for Cumberland County Public Library to partner with Clark Park to create a Story Walk at Clark Park to encourage children, caregivers and their teachers to experience reading, participate in physical activity, and explore nature together. The Story Walk will have consists of each page of a picture book laminated and displayed along a walking trail so adult and child can read the entire book together. Updated throughout the year, families are able to read several stories. Picture book displays also feature early literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities along with movement and exercises. To ensure children from underserved areas have access to the Story Walk, library staff will contact child care facilities and schools in high poverty neighborhoods. Story Walk will be free of charge and children will receive a free book after program attendance.
Connections of Cumberland County, Inc. - $11,811 for the Day Resource Center (DRC) which offers one-stop access to supportive services designed to improve the quality of life of women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Their comprehensive case management product is the heart of CCC. Services at the DRC are NO COST to clients. The DRC provides access for clients to receive mail, store luggage if they are job seeking or employed, use computers to work on resumes and job applications, and participate in workshops to improve life skills. Tuesday through Thursday, Fayetteville Technical Community College staff is onsite at the DRC to conduct a Human Resource Development Employability Lab for clients seeking employment or improved access to better employment.
- Alms House, Inc. - $13,700 to support their Kids Assistance Program which is a collaborative community program operated by the ALMS House that is designed to serve elementary, middle and high school students in the Hope Mills area who are faced with food insecurity and may go without food over the weekend without this backpack food program.
- Connections of Cumberland County, Inc. - $18,784 for salary support for a part-time case manager as needed to assist in the delivery of supportive services at the Day Resource Center. Connections of Cumberland County’s programs are designed to raise the quality of life among homeless single women, single mothers and children.
- The Salvation Army of Fayetteville - $10,000 to support the new homeless shelter focusing on families with children and single women which was built when the old shelter was closed due to damage from Hurricane Matthew.
- Serving With Accountability and Teamwork (SWAT) - $5,596 to support the Blessings in a Backpack for Westarea Elementary School. This program mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for school children from Westarea Elementary School during the 2018-2019 school year who might otherwise go hungry.
- Alms House, Inc. – $12,000 to support the Kids Assistance Program which is a collaborative community program operated by the ALMS House that is designed to serve elementary, middle and high school students in the Hope Mills area who are faced with food insecurity and may go without food over the weekend without this backpack food program.
- Connections of Cumberland County, Inc. – $26,000 to support housing assistance and case management through a comprehensive and long term in nature approach that focuses on the needs of homeless women and their children.
- Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. – $10,715 to support empowering women living in poverty to improve their life situations and that of their dependent children through basic skills training and employment while addressing food insecurity.
- St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center – $2,000 to support the outreach program that provides meals, academic tutoring and other cultural enhancement for girls and boys residing in the surrounding low income public housing developments and impoverished neighborhoods by providing reading level materials and food.
- Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults – awarded $17,000 to support the purchase of the first hot/cold meal delivery truck for Meals on Wheels program.
- Action Pathways/Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern NC – awarded $13,500 to support a mobile school food pantry pilot program for two Cumberland County Schools with some of the highest need in Cumberland County.
- Alms House – awarded $13,354 to support their Kids Assistance Program which is a collaborative community program operated by the ALMS House that is designed to serve elementary, middle and high school students in the Hope Mills area who are faced with food insecurity and may go without food over the weekend without this backpack food program.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County – awarded $5,000 to support Success in Reading, a comprehensive reading program for students K-3 who are from low socio-economic households and participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs program.
- St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center – awarded $4,000 to support the outreach program that provides meals, academic tutoring and other cultural enhancement for girls and boys residing in the surrounding low income public housing developments and impoverished neighborhoods by providing reading level materials and food.
2015 Grantees :
- Connections of Cumberland County – awarded $22,580 for the rapid re-housing program which assists participants in “Connect 2 Re-Direct” to secure housing and gives financial assistance with rent and utility deposits as needed.
- Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center – awarded $8,625 for purchasing 69 reusable Playalongs and headsets for six targeted day care centers that are part of their Books2Kids Program.
- Ferguson-Easley Elementary School – awarded $6,505 for the purchase of 20 iPads and their protective cases which are used during the literacy block for K-2 to provide practice with students who are identified as below grade level in reading due to vocabulary and sentence structure deficits.
- The Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc. – awarded $11,040 for the purchase of books for 4,000 children involved in the national literacy program, Reach Out and Read.
- Fayetteville Urban Ministry – $30,000
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina – $25,000
- Child Advocacy Center – $7,000
- Better Health of Cumberland County – $25,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network – $20,000
- The Fayetteville Police Department – $3,000
- The Salvation Army – $6,050
- St. Ann’s Neighborhood Youth Center – $4,000
- CARE Center Family Violence Program – $15,000
- Cumberland Co. Coordinating Council on Older Adults – $15,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitatlity Network, Inc. – $15,000
- Hungry Angelz – $5,000
- Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch – $25,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network – $15,000
- Grace & Mercy House, Inc. – $9,340