Cherokee County Community Foundation
2007 Total Grants $10,580
$2,800 to the Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to establish a self-sustaining parenting education program.
$2,780 to the Cherokee County Public Library to fund the Read to Me literacy project.
New Parents Encouraged to Read to Kids
Brain development research has shown that parents who read aloud to their child every day increase the child's brain capacity for language and literacy skills. It is one of the most important things a parent can do to prepare their child for learning to read.
Read to Me, a project of the Cherokee County Public Library, connects with women who give birth at Gaffney's Upstate Carolina Medial Center and provides them with a literacy packet. A $2,780 grant from the Cherokee County Community Foundation funded items for the packet such as the children's classic Goodnight Moon.
$5,000 to the Cherokee Pregnancy Center to provide for a registered nurse.