United Way has partnered with The Rotary Club of Anderson to adopt Homeland Park Primary School. This school is in the Anderson School District 5 system, but it stands out because it has the highest poverty rate in the state behind Allendale. The children and families that live in the neighborhood are in great need, and our organizations want to be a part of “rocking the world” of these children… giving them and their families a hand-up. This includes incentivizing good behavior with citizenship awards, making books available to them, scholarships for field trips; just to name a few things. Also, we want to honor and assist their teachers and administrators who could be at schools with a lot less issues. Rotary Club members and United Way volunteers serve as chaperones for field trips, lunch buddies, classroom readers and mentors.