York County Community Foundation
2007 Total Grants $28,000
$8,000 to the York County Disabilities Foundation for start-up costs related to retail employment development for the disabled.
$5,000 to the Children’s Attention Home to develop and implement an art therapy program and hire an art therapist so children can express themselves concerning abuse, abandonment and neglect.
$5,000 to the Cultural and Heritage Commission of York County to support an exhibit and public engagement project investigating the role of the Catawba River in the history and daily life of the region.
$5,000 to Home Works of America to purchase materials for home repairs for four elderly or disabled homeowners living in poverty and substandard homes.
$5,000 to Hospice and Community Care to support the creation and implementation of four therapeutic container gardens to be placed within the Hospice Healing Gardens.
Gardens Offer Restorative Power of Nature
In the moments surrounding death and dying, encounters with the natural world convey a sense of balance to the newly bereaved.
A $5,000 grant from the York County Community Foundation funded the creation of four therapeutic container gardens at Hospice & Community Care
in Rock Hill. The gardens offer patients and their families a peaceful space to reflect, remember and mourn. Local families and groups will add to the garden's growth by participating in commemorative plantings in memory of loved ones.