Cleveland County Schools Deemed Community Champion

Cleveland County Schools Deemed Community Champion
Posted on 02/25/2022
United Way of Cleveland County recognizes Cleveland County Schools as a Spirit of North Carolina Post-Pandemic Champion. While working through adversities of pandemic proportions, the employees of Cleveland County Schools still managed to rise to the top in giving back to their community.

"Team CCS leads by example; their camaraderie and generosity have made them not only a leader in our community but a national leader in per capita giving," said Leslie Cobb, president & CEO of United Way of Cleveland County. "During the pandemic, CCSers have worked hard to be imaginative and innovative when it comes to teaching our children, all while doing their best to keep their students and themselves safe and healthy."

Collectively, Cleveland County Schools raised $114,661 – a 2.3% increase in their annual giving campaign. Also, during the height of the pandemic, a "hotspot" fund was created through an innovative partnership with the United Way of Cleveland County - ensuring all students had access to the internet for learning. This effort was initiated through direct donations supporting the CCS Technology Services group in helping schools meet students where they are, regardless of their location.

"I would like to personally thank the employees of Cleveland County School for their dedication to the children and our community. And, for their steadfast commitment to giving back, even in the midst of a very trying time," added Cobb. "You all exemplify community spirit, and we are proud to honor you with this award."