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$10,000 Grant to Help Upstate Mothers in Need

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The grant will help fund AIM's Women and Children Succeeding program. The grant will help fund AIM's Women and Children Succeeding program.

Anderson Interfaith Ministries received a $10,000 grant today.

The Verizon Foundation donated the money to the group's Women and Children Succeeding (WCAS) program. It provides help to mothers who are dealing with poverty but want to return to school or become self-sufficient.

"WACS has been AIM's most successful program to date, and we're proud to support it," said Doug Curry, Verizon Wireless leader in Anderson.

Anderson Interfaith Ministries provides a case manager to each program participant for guidance, support and accountability. Participants are required to maintain 12 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA, as well as serve one hour of community service for every $100 of support they receive.

"The Women and Children Succeeding program was built on the philosophy that education is the means to breaking generational poverty for women and children, and this grant from Verizon will allow us to offer assistance to more women this year," said Vernita Boone-Brown.

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