ALLEGHANY CO. ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Solid Rock Food Closet
The Roaring Gap Foundation grant was used to purchase food to support the Food Closet’s clients.
Alleghany County School System
The Roaring Gap Foundation 1) funds teacher and principal of the year awards to spotlight outstanding mentoring, 2) helps enhance learning by purchasing computers for in-home use, 3) provides funds for alternative on-line programs and 4) fills the gap by providing money to teachers for school supplies.
Alleghany Wellness Center
The Roaring Gap Foundation provided funding for the aquatics program.
Alleghany Partnership for Children
The Foundation contributed to Alleghany Youth Outreach projects which provide child care, medical care, and a literacy program for children ages 0-5.
Scholarships for Roaring Gap Club Employees
Scholarships for Alleghany County residents are one of our biggest budget items. Scholarships are available for qualified Alleghany County students with priority given to Roaring Gap Club employees.
The Roaring Gap Foundation awarded 16 student/employee scholarships totaling $51,500 for the 2019/20 academic year.
Alleghany Writers Program
The Foundation contributed to the Teen Writers program. Alleghany Writers is a group of creative writers and poets, who conduct lectures and workshops to develop the county’s literary arts community, including an education program to improve the writing & communication skills of Alleghany school children.
Sparta UMC Literacy Camp
The Foundation contributed to the staff salaries for this 5-week summer camp dedicated to improving literacy in Alleghany County.
Surry and Wilkes Community Colleges
The RGF grants scholarships for Alleghany County residents, including curriculum and continuing education courses.
The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program enriches young lives through the preservation and practice of traditional music.
FUSION Teen Program
FUSION promotes a safe environment for social interaction and personal development.
Alleghany County After School Program for At Risk Children
The Roaring Gap Foundation also made a significant donation to the Alleghany County After School Program for At Risk Children. This program provides activities for kids, an afternoon snack and helps make it possible for a parent/parents to keep their employment..
The RGF made a significant contribution for fuel vouchers for first responders. Alleghany CARES operates a thrift store in Sparta for low-cost purchases, and proceeds go to assist county residents in their times of need.
Blue Ridge Development Day
The Foundation donated to “creative curriculum” resources. BRDD is a certified daycare center, which is pivotal for the working parents of Alleghany County.
Western Youth Network
Western Youth Network offers after school services and youth services for at-risk youth in Western NC. The RGF contributed to programs supporting the Afterschool program in Alleghany County.
Check out this video showing some of the organizations we support!
When you hear the success stories, it inspires you to either volunteer your time or resources to something that can have an even greater impact. And I know there’s more that we can do — there’s so much more that we can do.
I could not put into words how grateful I am for what they’ve done for me. I come from a family that could not have done it otherwise. And their contribution made that possible.