ALLEGHANY CO. ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Alleghany CARES, Inc.
Alleghany CARES, Inc. operates a thrift shop selling low cost items, provides assistance in times of crisis and dispenses monetary contributions for the needs of the county’s residents. In the last 12 months, Alleghany CARES provided $146,432 to 366 families for needs including shoes, prescription drugs, heaters, dental care, gas for healthcare appointments and scholarships.
Solid Rock Food Closet Backpack Program
This program provides backpacks filled with healthy food to children who would not otherwise have enough to eat on weekends during the school year and summer vacation. Backpacks were given to 134 children each week (on average) for a total of 5,769 backpacks. Summer backpacks: 2,220.
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 provides funding for a much-needed Summer Camp for children.
Surry and Wilkes Community Colleges
The RGF grants scholarships for Alleghany County residents, including curriculum and continuing education courses.
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 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..
High School Training Program
The RGF made a founding contribution to a new program that is a training center for local high school students interested in the construction trades. It’s located on the Sparta High School campus and teaches hands on skills including plumbing, electrical, masonry, and HVAC. The program has been very well received.
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.