Making a Difference in the Lives of Children!
“You have created opportunities for students that they otherwise may not have been given. The smiles and excitement of my students, upon the arrival of the crafting/art supplies was immeasurable”.
~Beth Smith, Kindergarten Teacher, Winamac Elementary
“Thank you for awarding the grant to West Central Health Occupation/CNA Class. The grant will definitely reduce the financial stress to students wishing to take the CNA Class.”
~Jennifer Johns, West Central High School
“Thank you so much for providing grant money to purchase the Step 2 Charming Cottage Playhouse for our Special Needs and Title 1 children at KCES. About 80 children will enjoy the benefits of increased social and physical fun each day!”
~Nancy Suseland, Knox Elementary
"As a child, I remember vividly the financial stress my working single mother endured to make sure I was able to participate in all the programs and athletics. The mission of this Foundation hits home directly with me!"
~Chad Hinton, Founding Donor
"As a teacher I see countless students who cannot afford a field trip fee or who worry about having shoes for gym class or a calculator for math. No child should have to lose out on a learning experience because they have limited financial means. With the help of the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, we teachers will be able to help more students achieve their own personal greatness!"
~Laura Barnes, Teacher at Knox Community Elementary School
~ Culver Elementary Teacher Amy Gearhart used a grant to purchase school supplies (pencils, book bags, notebooks, earbuds, etc.) for students in grades 3-5. She allowed needy students to chose their own in-style supplies and was amazed at the reaction she received from kids who had never been able to have more than generic things.
~ Emily DuVall used grant money so that needy students could participate in FFA and obtain official dress to compete in FFA competitions, which some hadn't been able to do because of the cost.