Valley / Mountain Park

Valley/Mt. Park CRO focus Is Kids Come First. Working primarily with local schools and early childhood development organizations, in 2019 CRO delivered nearly $300,000 worth of resources in addition to the countless hours of its many volunteers.

Our Programs

Gateway Elementary School

CRO has provided family nutritional support since 2013; purchased Fountas and Pinnell reading kits for 4 grades and completed the purchase of Chromebooks for every child in the school.

A Child's Haven

Works with children that have developmental delays due to lack of resources, abuse or neglect. We purchased and provided their security system, audio visual equipment, a washer and dryer and funds for field trips.

Slater-Marietta Elementary School

CRO has provided family nutritional support since 2006. Computer licenses have been provided for the entire school. Volunteers offer tutoring to all grade levels in math, science and reading.

North Greenville Head Start

We provided hand held digital tablets for all grades in this early childhood development center. We also purchased and furnished a playground and playhouse.

Northwest Middle School

Has received family nutritional support since 2013. This is our 2nd year sponsoring their robotics teams. We sponsored their First Tee program and are starting a mentoring program.

The Family Effect

Is a group of residential facilities for families dealing with substance abuse and addiction. For both their White Horse Academy and Serenity Place facilities, we provide resources to support weekly inpatient counseling.

Travelers Rest High School

We support a unique nutrition and training program for athletes and students interested in law enforcement or military careers including TeamBuilder software and Ultimate Testing Kits. We also stock their snack pantry.

Bridges to a Brighter Future

Targets academically gifted students living below the poverty line. We support visits to 8-10 colleges a year and provide laptops as they enter college. We host annual Men of Honor and Women of Distinction dinners for them.

Project Hope Academy

Is a school for autistic and neuro-typical students. We purchased audio visual equipment and Promethean Boards for classrooms in their Landrum campus, one of eight campuses in the Academy.

Upstate Warriors

Offers supportive services to active and retired members of the US Armed Forces and their families living in the Upstate. We finance higher education scholarships for children of Upstate Warriors.

Clements Kindness

Supports Upstate families coping with pediatric cancer. We funded a meditation garden, Peaceful Place, for their use when families spend a week in Camp Courage at Pleasant Ridge Park.

Cliffs Kringle

We provide “holiday happiness” to local students and their families who otherwise might go without. Students are selected to receive gifts and holiday meals by the guidance counselors in schools supported by CRO.

Mental Health America Greenville County

CRO funds expanded educational and outreach programming, specifically the printing of suicide prevention print materials and volunteer training materials aimed at improving mental health outcomes for pre-teens and teenagers in Greenville County.


Travelers Rest High School

Travelers Rest High School has strength training programs targeted for athletes and students interested in military or law enforcement careers.  Many of these students live in homes where food is not readily available.  Your CRO dollars provide nutritional supplements and performance management tools for the students in training.

We started supporting “Coach Robbie” at TRHS in 2019. 

Valley/MT. Park CRO Board members, present a check to Coach Robbie Cole, who started the
Travelers Rest High School program.

Making A Difference

With the support of these valued Corporate Partners, the CRO is making a difference in the lives of children in the Upstate through literacy, nutrition and mentoring programs. Donations payable to: CRO, Inc., c/o Julie Taylor, President, 20 High Bluff Court, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Valley Mountain Park Sponsors

Thank you for your on-going support!
For information about our Sponsors, please contact Julie Taylor


Corporate Partner

  • Compass Luxury Homes
  • Alair Homes
  • PhD Weight Loss
  • Novus Advisors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Blossman Gas
  • TR Jewelers
  • Bank of TR
  • Stillwater Group
  • The Dental Retreat
  • Fusion
  • Greenspace Outdoor Construction
  • Highsmith & Highsmith
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Rosenfeld Einstein
  • Retractascreen
  • Carlton Properties
  • IHT Wealth Management
  • Freeman & Moore PC
  • Shiny Blinds
  • Dynamic Detailing
  • Woodlands at Furman

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