The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley had an active week in our community, with donations to several area non-profit organizations and a weekend clean-up along Highway 107 S.
The Club presented a check to Summit Charter School that will go to support the school’s new EC and ILS programming. The two programs are research-based curriculum aimed at helping students who face challenges in learning, from math to reading and comprehension skills. The grant money will help Summit fund training for teachers to work within the curriculum and providing resources for the classrooms and students that will benefit from it.
The Club also presented a check to Life Challenge of Western North Carolina. The organization is a charitable, non-profit residential center that provides assistance to women seeking to overcome addiction. The current center, which houses ten women at a time in their WNC location, acts as a nurturing yet transformative safe haven and resource center for women in need. The program has an astonishing 85% success rate among its graduates. The money from Cashiers Rotary will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of a new van that was donated to the organization by a private individual.
Over the weekend, Rotarians came out in force to clean up along a 2-mile stretch of Highway 107S. The workers, in their hard-to-miss orange vests, collected 28 bags of trash along the heavily-traveled route.