25 Stories of Impact: Story #18

Community Improvement Council – Head Start, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to CIC: Even though we are uncertain of the degree to which COVID has placed stress on our children and families, we are certain it had an impact on social and emotional development.  Teaching staff completed five weeks of the Conscious Discipline course, funded by CFDRR, giving real life examples on how to be proactive and not reactive to behavior problems.  The teaching staff now have additional resources to support students experiencing the effects of traumatic events.  We believe this training and curriculum was implemented in our program at the perfect time.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #17

City of Danville – Department of Social Services, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to DSS: This year has been extremely difficult for many families due to job loss and/or reduced hours resulting from the effects of COVID-19.  The funds provided by CFDRR made it possible to assist seventy-five adults and fifty-four children to avoid homelessness by providing them with adequate housing.

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CFDRR Announces Two New Scholarships!

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announces today two new scholarship funds established by area donors: The Caswell County Schools Scholarship Fund and Virginia Ann Miller Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund are The Foundation’s newest funds of 2021.

Read the full press release below.

25 Stories of Impact: Story #16

Halifax County – South Boston Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Summer Reading Program Grant Recipient

According to HCSBPL: Without the funds from this grant, the library would not have been able to acquire the number of new books for children and teens that were purchased.  We would not have been able to buy the craft kits and craft supplies that the children enjoyed.  This grant enabled our 2020 Summer Reading Program to withstand the pandemic.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #15

House of Hope, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to HOH: We are a faith-based, temporary homeless shelter serving Danville, Virginia and Pittsylvania County. For the past 10 years, the House of Hope has provided a safe refuge for those who don’t have a place to stay and who are in need of transitional assistance. The costly roof repair, supported by the grant, allowed us to provide a safe and secure environment for our guests.  The grant allowed the shelter to focus its operational budget on helping those in need. 

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #14

Pelham Volunteer Fire Department, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to PVFD: We at the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department are very appreciative of the grant we received for this grant cycle.  With this grant, we were able to purchase eight new sets of gear to replace aging or worn out gear.  The gear we purchased is lighter weight and has barriers to defend against carcinogens produced in the effects of modern construction after fire.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #13

Pittsylvania County Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Summer Reading Program Grant Recipient

According to PCPL: To promote summer reading, Pittsylvania County Public Library worked with the Pittsylvania County Public Schools to provide summer reading information packets with the weekly food distribution efforts.  During the 2020 Summer Reading Program, 165 adults and 182 children participated.  This is lower than a typical year, but still an achievement during the early stages of a pandemic.  Although many children were disappointed by a lack of in-person summer reading programs, they enjoyed getting personal attention from library staff while they were selecting their books to read at home.  One young girl proudly offered her library card at the checkout desk and grandly offered to pay for her whole family’s books with her library “credit card.”

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #12

Southern Area Agency on Aging, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to SAAA:  Seventy individuals, 60 and older, with income at or near the poverty level, received direct assistance with critical needs.  Thirty-one individuals received assistance with payment of utilities, home heating fuel was purchased for two clients, twenty-three clients received assistance with housing-related expenses (rent or mortgage), nine clients received help with vital home repairs, four older citizens received help with the purchase of medications, and one older adult received help with payment of utilities and housing.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #11

Friends of the Danville Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to Friends of the Danville Public Library, they were able to start the Second Chance Book Club, bringing a book club into the Women’s Jail Annex.  Seventy-one women, most of whom are self-described non-readers with an average third-grade reading level, have read 25 novels.  The children of the women in the club have even downloaded the books they are reading so they can talk about them during visits.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #10

Danville Science Center, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

Danville Science Center gives special thanks to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for enabling them to bring an excellent exhibit to the region during 2020. In January, the Danville Science Center hosted a traveling exhibit titled “Sportsology.” This exhibit was a hit with families and children from across our area.

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