Glassy CRO

Your donations make a difference...

Glassy CRO has been supporting our neighboring schools since 2007. We were ready to help when South Carolina passed the Read to Succeed (Act 284) 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.

Your donations really do make a difference…

Expanding our reach!

Each year, the Glassy CRO  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, Glassy CRO 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.


Supported by Glassy CRO 

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. Glassy CRO 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.

Glassy CRO 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.


Glassy CRO Budget

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

Glassy CRO 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)

The Mission of Heritage Elementary is to foster lifelong learning by providing innovative, quality, inquiry-based educational experiences, which emphasize critical and creative thinking. This Covid year, Principal, Mrs. Heather Hester, wants us to know… “Our teachers are working so hard to meet the needs of students present in their classrooms but also help the students having to stay home due to Covidquarantine to keep up with their learning.”

Principal Hester has said, “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. The Glassy CRO 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.”

O.P.Earle Elementary

Glassy CRO 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, Glassy CRO supported software licenses, enough Chromebook cases for all students, and the Literacy Footprint leveled readers.

Tigerville Elementary School (TES)

The mission of Tigerville Elementary School is to provide quality educational experiences tailored to meet the individual needs of students. Tigerville Elementary earned the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award and credited the partnership with Glassy CRO as one of the components to success.
Superintendent Burke Royster told the Times Examiner, “Tigerville Elementary is proof that students in rural schools can produce outstanding academic results. It is also evidence of the important role community partners such as The Cliff’s Residents Outreach can play in a school 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”

The NGU String Project

The NGU String Project offers beginning stringed instrument classes (violin, viola, cello, and bass) for children in 3rd through 5th grade. Teachers are NGU string music education majors under the supervision of Dr. Michael Weaver, NGU String Program Coordinator and Director of the String Project. The project consists of large group beginner classes, small second-year like-instrument group classes, and third-year private lessons. Beginning classes consist of 25-30 students with a minimum of three teachers in each class.
Presenting Corporate Partner

CRO is grateful for the ongoing generous support of our Corporate Partners which plays an important part in reaching our goals. Please support them if you are in need of their goods or services, and join us in thanking them for their commitment to our mission!

Our Corporate Partners Make a Difference.

For information about becoming a Corporate Partner, please contact Scott Wallace

Advisory Council Members

For questions about current initiatives or volunteer opportunities, please contact any of our Advisory Council Members at:

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