Special to the Mountain Advocate
KCEOC Community Action Partnership’s Paces Creek Child Development Center was awarded a $6,000.00 grant on the behalf of the PNC Grow Up Great Program. The award was accepted by Kathy Hubbard, acting Lead Teacher, of Paces Creek Center.
PNC Grow Up Great is an initiative to help prepare children, particularly underserved children, from birth to age five for success in school and life. Grow Up Great was founded in 2004 by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. and has served approximately 2 million at-risk preschool children ages five and under nationwide.
The “Grants for Great Hours” Program recognizes the efforts of exceptional PNC employees who volunteer in support of nonprofit early education and school readiness programs. The PNC Parkway Manchester Team, consisting of ten PNC employees, volunteered more than 100 hours at Paces Creek Center, which made the Center eligible to receive the grant. The Team requested that the grant be applied to specifically support this early childhood education center.
This is the first time Paces Creek Child Development Center has received this grant from PNC, and last year it was awarded to the KCEOC Island Creek Child Development Center. The $6,000 grant will be used to directly benefit the children in the Center during their learning and development.