Grant will boost Together for Children
Last updated 8/30/2022 at Noon
The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and The Roundhouse Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $15,000 to longtime Central Oregon nonprofit Together for Children. Grant funds will be used to rebuild programs serving children and families in the local area. Programs to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many families without the necessary tools and resources to support early childhood development.
Together for Children was founded in 1988 to provide parents of infants and toddlers the mentoring and skills needed to prepare their children to enter school ready to learn. The highly successful programs are remembered by former participants as “life-saving,” and credited with helping parents, “raise strong, competent young people,” often resulting in lifelong relationships between adult mentors, parents, and participating children. Many parents have expressed doubt about their ability to successfully parent their children without the help of Together for Children.
The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and The Roundhouse Foundation, along with Sisters Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and City of Sisters, have recognized the need to financially support the organization so that it continues to offer these programs in the local community. Individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to contribute to the ongoing success of Together for Children are invited to contact Edie Jones at [email protected]