Why We Raise Money

Through The Run For Holland 5K we were able to raise over $31,000 in funds. These funds will all be poured back into our disabled community. We are achieving this by allowing local organizations, schools, and educators to fill our a grant application to apply for funds for a project they wish to purchase. Below are these projects we have successfully approved grants for so far.

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Yearly Totals

2014-15 $9,766.15
2015-16 $15,999.97
2016-17 $6,500.00

Description of Grants Awarded

Organization Name Project Purpose Amount Approved
Mitchell Yancey Partnership For Children Toys With A Purpose To Promote Early Intervention and sensory stimulating activities $1,575.43
Yancey County Schools EC Preschool Program Quality Enhancement EC Preschool Program Quality Enhancement To provide 3-5 year olds with disabilaties with educational activities/ games $400.00
Mitchell County Schools EC Preschool Program First Steps With Numicon A series of fun activites to introduce important math concepts to early learners $72.00
Mitchell County Schools EC Preschool Program Laminate To Last Protect and extend life of materials made for EC Preschoolers using board maker program. $431.00
Greenlee Primary – Resource Teacher SMART Board Create engaging lessons that provide means of accommodations for children with disabilities. $2,200.00
Greenlee Primary – EC Teacher Down Syndrome USA Buy a reading program for students with Down Syndrome $211.00
Head Start – Intermountain Childrens Services LetterLand Discovery Emergent Literacy in the Classroom $822.83
Gouge Elementary School – EC Resource TouchMath Gouge EC K-2 To enhance math skills and give students strategies to better understand math. $850.00
Bowman Middle School – EC Self Contained Classroom Taking the steps today to create a better tomorrow The purpose of this project is to take the initial steps in creating a structured and technology enriched environment to enhance each student’s education and improve the setting for years to come $1,500.00
Gouge Elementary School – EC Self Contained Teacher Sensory Shoeboxes for students with Autism To provide students with Autism materials that can aid in their independence and to provide them with sensory materials taht enable them with methods of self-soothing. $703.89
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center New Materials Improve and increase existing teaching materials. $500.00
Gouge Elementary School – Resource Osmo Provide modern technology for children to use in the classroom to promote social intelegence and creative thinkings. $500.00
Friends Across North Carolina (Camp Funshine) Camp Funshine Financial Assistance with Camp Funshine as well as 4 seasonal events. Will mostly help with food budget. $2,000.00
Mitchell County School DBA Inclusion Alliance Inclusion Support for General Education Classrooms To develop a strategy for identifying pitfalls, barriers, and deficiencies that prohibit or inhibit children with special needs from fully realizing their porential in an inclusion environment. $5,000.00
Toe River Health District Mitchell Yancey Healthy Families To Purchase curriculum and activites/kits for Family Support Workers to utilize while assisting families parenting children with special needs. $1,500.00
Intermountain Children’s Services, Inc. DIAL 4 Kits for Head Start To give every child our agency serves an opportunity to maximize their abilities, while respecting family decisions and cultrues, by identifing any need for intervention. $4,800.00
Mitchell Yancey Partnership For Children Support Family and Community Education Efforts Enhance the availiability of sensory-stimulating activities, materials and educational support to families, caregivers, therapist, and childcare providers to allow them to support development in children living with special needs. $1,375.97
Bowman Middle School – EC Self Contained Classroom Fun and Function The purpose of this endeavor is to provide my students with items to address their daily sensory needs and target their need for individualized education. $700.00
ASU – Family Support Network – High Country Mitchell -Yancey Family Support Network/ Children’s Developmental Services Agency Resource Library For families to have access to equipment and resources to facilitate their child’s developmental progress. $624.00
Gouge Elementary The Wonderful World of Organization Provide basic storage/space for children w/ disabilities. To improve organizational skills and assist with daily routines. $1,500.00
Gouge Elementary Interactive Smartboard Technology Implement technology into the Exeptional Children/ Resource classroom to promote creative learning. $4,000.00
Mitchell SAFE Committee Project Lifesaver Provide electronic tracking of children in Mitchell County with disabilities taht put them at risk of wandering to improve rescue outcomes for non-verbal missing children. $1,000.00
Total $31,266.12

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Welcome to the Run For Holland 5K for Down syndrome awareness! Presented by Run For Holland Foundation.

Thank you! On behalf of the Run For Holland Foundation and the Run For Holland board of directors, thank you. Thank you for all the support, love, and encouragement that has been given to us through planning this fantastic race. It is our hope that with you all we can grow this event into more than just a 5K and 10K race that happens once a year. We want the Run For Holland idea to spread through our community like wildfire and give families and individuals the love and support they deserve.

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If you have any questions about how to register, volunteering or any other questions, please contact Race Organizer...Adam Burleson.

Phone:    (828) 385-2341
Email:    burleson.adam@gmail.com
Race Location: Riverside Park 200 E Tappan St Spruce Pine , NC 28777

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