$182,045.00 for Davie Projects & Organizations!
Thanks to the Community Funds endowments already established at the Davie Community Foundation, important grants and investments were made by the Board of Directors for 2018.
|Organization||Project & Description||Amt.|
|Camp AU-Some||Camp AU-some provides training, resources and support to families and school staff who work with individuals with ASD. Additionally, camp provides therapy, instruction, social interaction opportunities and a fun summer camp experience to students (K-12) with ASD. All of the training, therapy and supports that are offered at Camp AU-Some are at little to no cost to families.||$11,620|
|The Farmington Community Association, Inc.||Farmington Nature Park Disc Golf Course: Disc golf equipment, signage, and course design for an 18-hole professional level disc golf course on the 63 acre Nature Park site.||$2,000|
|Just HOPE, Inc.||Family Day Center will provide a safe-haven for homeless, displaced, or at-risk individuals to utilize vital resources, tools, and services to assist them in becoming housed and self-sufficient.||$2,500|
|Family Promise of Davie County||The Day Shelter Program provides enrolled families access to the physical building, Wi-Fi, telephones, showers, laundry,|
and support personnel, 7 days a week, 365 days a year free of charge. This is important because without these basics, it is extremely
difficult to move forward towards sustainable independence.
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.||Site Based Program (Big Buddy Program) matches volunteer mentors with elementary school children at eight after-school sites in Davie County. These children are typically from single parent homes and have been identified by teachers or school guidance counselors as ones who would benefit from having an additional friend/mentor at school. Volunteers are primarily high school students, but can also include college students and adults from the community. The matches spend time together each week during the course of the academic year.||$10,000|
|William R. Davie Elementary School||Summer of Fun Learning Academy is an engaging summer camp (not summer school) full of activities and lessons that are exciting. The camp will enable students to have an academic rich learning environment during the summer. The extra hours reading and focusing on academics will help eliminate the summer deficit many children have. Students will be reading each day of the camp and gaining literacy skills and hopefully the desire to continue to read.||$7,500|
|Davie County Schools||STEM Pipeline Summer Camp & Retreat is a 10-day camp for 7th graders and an additional 5-day camp for 8th graders. Students will engage in problem-based learning, collaborate with peers to solve a complex problem, and present their discoveries using digital media tools. Students improve their soft skills including team building, communication, organization, and leadership.||$10,000|
|Davie County Recreation and Parks||Bocce and Horseshoe Courtyard Project - DC Park: Installation of two professional boccee courts, two professional horseshoe pits and seating.||$40,000|
|Cornatzer Elementary School||Summer Camp: Grades 1-4 is about having fun while learning! Camp will be offered to 60 students in rising 2nd grade through rising 5th grade (current grade 1 through grade 4 students). Oftentimes, teachers are limited about how deep they can teach standards that are not tested on end of grade assessments (science and social studies) during the school year. Our summer camp will allow teachers to create hands on, highly engaging lessons to teach science standards with literacy integration.||$6,000|
|Pinebrook Elementary School||PRIDE Summer Camp is centered around a 7 Habits - 7 Continents theme. Students will begin the day together and will spend approximately 15 minutes in an activity that helps students learn about the theme. Following the opening whole-group time, students will divide into four ability groups to begin their small group time. Teachers divide the groups according to the literacy skill needing to be addressed. Groups will come up with a group name that reflects the theme of the week and will have a teacher leading the group. Groups will meet in the same room for the full three weeks of camp. This format allows students to get comfortable in the physical space of camp and to develop a relationship with the group teacher.||$5,500|
|Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center||The Dragonfly House Capital Campaign - Building Fund: Construction costs of the new facility located at 387 Valley Road in Mocksville. Dragonfly House serves boys and girls, ages birth through 17, who have experienced any form of abuse. It provides a comfortable, safe, neutral facility that accounts for every need a child may have when they are|
going through the process of disclosing and healing from child abuse.
|The Cares Project, Inc.||The CARes Project, Inc. provides low interest car loans to credit-challenged working adults living in Davie County that cannot get a loan from a bank or credit union. With over 60% of working adults in Davie Community commuting to other counties to work, a dependable and affordable car is a necessity. Clients going through CARes for a loan must complete a financial education course prior to purchase of their car. All clients receive ongoing financial and credit coaching and counseling throughout the loan process. Getting into a dependable and affordable car is just part of the process.||$8,000|
|Cooleemee Elementary School||A Pirate's Voyage is a summer camp for all rising 1st through 5th grade students with a focus on reading and math. The pirate themed camp will be held in the gymnasium that will be decorated as a huge pirate ship. During the learning camp, students will have opportunities to play games such as “walk the plank” and “pirate tag.” The students will get to enjoy all of the physical education equipment that is available to them throughout the year. Use of the gymnasium will also provide the space needed for music and drama activities.||$7,000|
|Smart Start of Davie County||Nurturing Parenting Program provides parenting education and family support in the community. The program is held in 10 week increments with parents meeting with Certified Parent Educators once a week for 2.5 hours. Parents attend these sessions with their children, enjoy a meal together and break out sessions.||$8,000|
|Cornatzer Elementary School||Middle School Transition Girls Team Building Night for 75 Cornatzer & Shady Grove girls who will be transitioning to Ellis Middle School next year. The night will include dinner, snacks and school counselors will help the girls with healthy relationship building.||$700|