Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Joseph Sams School Receives Grant Funding from Clothes Less Traveled

Marie Sams, JSS Executive Director (L)
and Karen Stephens, CLT Board
The Joseph Sams School (www.josephsamsschool.org ), a private, non-profit organization serving students with special needs in Fayetteville, received a $15,000 grant from The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop (CLT) throughout 2011. The funds have been used to support the school’s general operations. With the continuing economic downturn, non-profit organizations everywhere struggle to secure operational funds, and JSS is no exception. Funding from CLT has assisted the School in maintaining its full array of programs and services for children with mild to severe disabilities who range in age from birth to 22 years. Throughout 2011, JSS served over 100 children and their families through its 10-month school year program, Class-room Readiness/Tutorial Clinic, ASPIRE Afterschool Program, and 3-week summer school.

Just before Christmas, CLT awarded the School an additional $5000. JSS Executive Director Marie Sams stated, “These additional funds could not have come at a better time for our school; we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful organization as CLT in this county that supports so many worthy non-profit organizations.” Founded in l997, CLT is a non-profit, non-denominational faith-based initiative that provides grant funding to help local charities further their mission and make a difference in the community.

ABOUT THE JOSEPH SAMS SCHOOL Now in its 28th year, The Joseph Sams School, Inc. is a fully accredited, private, non-profit organization in Fayetteville, Georgia currently serving children who have mild to severe cognitive, physical or diagnosed developmental disabilities. The JSS is the only school of its kind in the metropolitan Atlanta area offering comprehensive services from birth to age 22 to such a broad range of individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit (www.josephsamsschool.org).

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