AFL Presents $10K Grant to YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC – AFL awarded a $10,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg for its annual scholarship campaign which serves children and families in the Spartanburg region. Made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the grant will support the YMCA’s summer camp program for children and the cancer survivorship program.
The YMCA Childcare program consists of Summer Day Camp, After School, Childwatch and free drop-in care programs for young children, specifically ages six through 12. Summer Day Camp is a weekly program that includes educational games, field trips, tutoring and more for children. Similarly, the Afterschool Program includes a structured, nurturing environment for children to receive tutoring if needed and time to complete their homework. The cancer survivorship program, called LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA and through a partnership with the Livestrong Foundation, gives assistance to cancer survivors in their recovery, physically and mentally.
“Our programs, like the Afterschool and Summer Day Camp, have shown academic and social improvements in the children who attend,” said David Ozmore, branch executive manager for the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg. “Similarly, the Cancer survivorship program allows patients to grow at their own pace but also gives them the opportunity to bond with other survivors. This can improve their physical and mental state. The grant provided by AFL will support both of these programs and enable families take part in activities at the YMCA.”
The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg has served Spartanburg County since 1869. For the past 60 years, it has been the leading childcare agency, having served more children annually than any other social service organization. It has dedicated various resources to serve the surrounding community.
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, associate engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
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