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; we purchased Fountas and Pinnell reading kits for 4 grades and completed the purchase of Chromebooks for every child in the school. We have purchased dry erase desks for 4 grades and provided computer charging carts for every classroom.

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. We began working with them in 2018.

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

CRO has been involved with Head Start since 2015. 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. We provided a weight room which is used by the entire school.

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. We have provided laptops for White Horse Academy and playground equipment for Serenity Place. We have been involved with them since 2018.

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. We have been involved with TRHS since 2017.

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. We have been involved with them since 2009.

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. We began working with them in 2018.

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 and have been involved with them since 2018.

Clements Kindness

Supports Upstate families coping with pediatric cancer and other serious blood disorders. We funded a meditation garden, ‘Peaceful Place’, for their use when families spend a week in Camp Courage at Pleasant Ridge Park. We have supported them since 2018.

Cliffs Kringle

Since 2004 we have  provided “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. We began working with them in 2020.

Advisory Council

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




Although we’ve had to postpone all live CRO events until 2021, the need is greater than ever. We know YOU still want to help! Look for a letter coming to your snail-mail mailbox with details on ways YOU can help the KIDS. Let’s make sure Kids Come First.  

Our goal? $200,000

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, Box 311, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Valley Mountain Park Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Thank you for your on-going support!

For information about our Sponsors, please contact Julie Taylor

For information about our Corporate Partners, please contact Scott Wallace


Corporate Partner

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