ASHEVILLE, NC (May 19, 2017) – Verner was recently awarded a Janirve SUN grant for $5,747 for car seats and harnesses that were desperately needed to maintain compliance for licensing and most importantly to keep the children safe when traveling on the buses or in the vans.
Children will also be able to go on field trips and be exposed to a whole host of exciting learning experiences that they might have otherwise missed.
“Thanks to the Janirve SUN Grant, the new car seats and harnesses will allow our children to go on exciting field trips and experiential adventures for hands on learning opportunities,” commented Chris Tucker, Director of Programs. Tucker continued, “With this grant, we are able to offer this really important piece of our programming, keep our summer camp running AND keep the children safe.”
Verner provides comprehensive, high quality, affordable early care and education to nearly 300 children throughout Buncombe County. They use the buses and vans to transport the children on field trips, to social evenings with their parents, and to help the children who receive services in their homes come to the center for group activities. To learn more about Verner, go to www.vernerearlylearning.org, or call (828) 298-0808.
Funding was provided by a Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving eighteen counties in Western North Carolina. The Foundation is a permanent regional resource that facilitates more than $14 million in charitable giving annually. CFWNC inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina. More information can be found at www.cfwnc.org.