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ORNL FCU awards grant to OR daycare

The Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence of Oak Ridge is one of seven nonprofit organizations to receive $10,000 grants from ORNL Federal Credit Union, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today.

The Credit Union is celebrating its 70th anniversary and, as part of thsat celebration, recently offered its members the opportunity to nominate worthy nonprofit organizations to receive one of seven $10,000 grants through a $70,000 Community Giveback and Investment opportunity.

Among the organizations selected to receive a $10,000 grant was the Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence in Oak Ridge.

According to ORNL FCU, “by providing a sliding tuition scale based on income, the Oak Ridge-based Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence provides day care, after school care, and pre-school programs for low-income families for children from ages 12 months to 13 years old.”

Their programs include healthy meals, educational activities including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, and play time.

The center is open each day from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. to accommodate parents with varying work schedules.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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