CRO Glassy

Your donations make a difference...

CRO Glassy has been supporting our neighboring schools since 2007. We were ready to help when South Carolina passed the Read to Succeed (Act284) in 2014 addressing literacy performance. It provides for a strong assessment and intervention system for students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a goal for every child to read at grade level by third grade. This goal is important in helping students achieve the ultimate success of graduating on time.

Because of your donations, our supported schools gained wi-fi access and we were able to provide over 700 iPads, Chromebooks, software licenses, and more. When the outbreak of COVID 19 shut down schools and created a distanced learning situation, our schools were immediately ready to meet that challenge because of the technology tools they had already received.

But, we’re not done!

Each year, the CRO Glassy Council meets with the school principals to discuss upcoming initiatives and recommendations to prepare funding requests. CRO donations are dispersed based on approved funding requests. For the 2019-2020 school year, CRO Glassy funded a sensory room – a therapeutic space providing special needs students with help them focus, calm themselves and be better prepared for learning and interacting with others. Additionally, CRO funded the beginnings of a S.T.E.A.M. Lab (for expanded education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and funded after-school opportunities for teaching gardening, crocheting, chess, and more – exciting for both the kids and the teachers!

The programs we support reflect the importance of reading, science and math skills taught through interactive learning with teachers, technology, and classroom books and libraries.

Your donations really do make a difference…


Supported by CRO Glassy 

Technology purchased for classrooms has given students the opportunity to keep pace with today’s learning tools.

S.T.E.A.M. Lab is an innovative initiative for schools that actively engages students thru technology and tactile devices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

The multi-disciplined approach requires kids to be creative, and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills when completing assignments.

The Fountas & Pinnell leveled reading curriculum has assisted our schools in striving for the goal to have every child read at grade level by the third grade. In addition, in-classroom libraries are funded and designed to target and excite grade level reader interest.

Funding the Arts is an important initiative. Studies prove that active participation and exposure to the Arts directly impacts the willingness to learn and the ability of students to be successful in other areas. CRO Glassy has funded in-school performances, transportation and tickets to local children’s theater events, and the purchase of a pottery kiln for art classes.

Funding before in-school and after-school programs and clubs assists the schools in offering opportunities for students to explore new ideas, learn about new hobbies and develop team building skills.

CRO Glassy donations fund the programs that benefit the children of the schools we serve.

The Human Services funding may include food vouchers for identified families, giving the schools the ability to assist families in an emergency situation, and helping kids that might need shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and hygiene kits.


CRO Glassy Budget

98% of your contribution goes directly to support the students and the schools !!!

CRO Glassy holds one annual fundraiser which raises the bulk of our annual working budget. All donations go directly to fund programs that benefit the children of the schools we serve in our local community.

Schools We Support

Heritage Elementary School (HES)

Principal Hester wants us to Know that:

The teachers are working so hard to not only meet the needs of students present in their classrooms but also help the students having to stay home on (Covid) quarantine to keep up with their learning.

What you don’t realize is that your support is also impacting their families and their homes, which in turn, impacts our whole community. From the students, families, and staff at Heritage, please accept our sincere gratitude for all that you have done, and continue to do, to impact lives in a positive way.”

Principal Hester, goes on to say:

CRO Glassy efforts stimulated and inspired teachers and students at Heritage Kindergarten through 5th grades – to improve their tested performance to an ‘excellent’ rating for the first time. This result, after being in the lowest group the year before.”

O.P.Earle Elementary

CRO Glassy is pleased to be able to include O.P. Earle Elementary in the schools we now support. O.P.Earle is located in the heart of Landrum and is part of the Spartanburg School District. It serves 423 students in grades PK-5. O.P. Earle is a Kennedy Center Partners in Education school and an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) school with the “mission to inspire and educate young minds.”

Principal Brian Murray said: 

We are looking forward to this partnership and can't wait to see the growth and success of our children as a result of your generosity.

And your donations have already made a difference. In the fall of 2020, CRO Glassy supported software licenses, enough Chromebook cases for all students, and the Literacy Footprint leveled readers.

Tigerville Elementary School (TES)

Your donations made a difference. Tigerville Elementary earned the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award and credited the partnership with CRO Glassy as the component to success.

From the National Blue Ribbon Schools site:

Principal Jackson has successfully engaged the residents of a nearby residential community in a school/community partnership. This partnership was an integral component of Tigerville’s transformation. The residents, mainly retirees, support Tigerville educationally and financially. Principal Jackson arranged for training of the residents as weekly tutors and mentors using the school’s curriculum and instructional materials specific to each students’ needs and achievement levels. Through the residents’ support, Tigerville created a Smart Table lab so every student has access to devices. The residents also have purchased jackets, shoes, food, and Christmas presents for students in need.”

From the Times Examiner:

Tigerville Elementary is proof that students in rural schools can produce outstanding academic results,” said Superintendent Burke Royster. “It is also evidence of the important role community partners such as the Cliff’s Residents Outreach can play in a school’s success. I want to extend my congratulations to Principal Diane Jackson, her administrative staff, outstanding teachers, and the school’s hard-working students and supportive families for receiving this national recognition. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments.”

CRO Glassy Corporate Partners

Thank you for your on-going support!

With the support of these valued Corporate Partners, the CRO Glassy is making a difference in the lives of children in the Upstate through literacy, nutrition, and mentoring programs.

Donations payable to CRO Glassy, 23-A Raptor Way, Landrum, SC 29356

Presenting Corporate Partner

For information about our Corporate Partners, please contact Julie Condren 


$10,000+ annually


$2,500+ annually


$1,000+ annually

Advisory Council Members

For questions about current initiatives, please contact any of our Advisory Council Members.

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