Mountain Roots

Mountain Roots is a local educational non-profit that provides discovery and outdoor learning experiences for youth, teens and their families in Transylvania County. It operates 50 weeks a year providing programs for every local public elementary school and summer day camps for children, as well as leadership and group development retreats and workshops for community groups and schools. In a digital era, Mountain Roots provides a safe place for children to make connections to a better understanding of themselves, their community and the wonders of the natural world that surround us.  Lake Toxaway Charities grants have helped fund school gardens and gardening lessons to teach kids how to grow food at home or be involved with one of the community gardens in Transylvania County, as well as scholarships to day camp for families.

Learn More: mountainroots.org

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Volunteer Opportunity – Fall Book Fair at Rosman Elementary School

Volunteer opportunity at Rosman Elementary  Book Fair 10/10-10/14 between 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM plus some after school hours to allow parents to shop with their children. Please download the attached flyer for full details. Contact: Saunders Grommesh, Volunteer Coordinator at 469-569-2314 or saunderv@hotmail.com for more information or to register as a volunteer.

Smart Start of Transylvania County

The power of Smart Start of Transylvania County (SSTC) is the ability to deliver outcomes via local community collaboration. In partnership with families, organizations, and individuals, Smart Start influences the well-being of children.Smart Start envisions a community in which every young child in Transylvania County is thriving and families are maximizing their health and well-being. […]

Let’s Go Boys and Girls Inc.

While all students are capable of academic achievement, too many do not have equitable access to informal STEM learning experiences that empower them towards educational and professional success in the 21st century information age. LETS GO Boys and Girls Mission: “Break the Cycle of Poverty through STEM Education andWorkforce Development”. LETS GO partners with schools […]

Lake Toxaway Community Club

Grant funding from Lake Toxaway Charities has contributed in recent years to fortifying this community gathering place with several upgrades including: expanding the children’s playground, repairs to the picnic shelter, adding additional lighting for evening activities. New plastic play structures were added for toddlers, and two climbing walls and a wooden tree house plus a tire […]

Friends of Gorges State Park

Grant Funding from Lake Toxaway Charities will be used to encourage and attract students to the Gorges State Park for on-site environmental education classes. Grades to be included are K-12. With primary focus on the western half of Transylvania County. Schools to be included are public, private, and home. Funding will help cover transportation and […]

Centro Comunitario Hispano Americano

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano of Transylvania County (CCHA) is a Latino-led non-profit organization that serves the Hispanic community. Their purpose is to create a bridge between the Spanish and English speaking people in a community in which justice and equality are highly valued. Grant funding will offer supplemental support for El Centro’s primary educational program, […]

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