Cow Creek foundation awards $7,500 to Take Root

A child plays during a Play2Learn class

July 3, 2019 – A $7,500 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation will allow Take Root Parenting Connection to expand its support services to families in Klamath County.

The funding was announced June 26 at the foundation’s semiannual giving ceremony, where more than $556,000 was awarded to organizations in southwestern Oregon.

Take Root, a program of Douglas Education Service District, offers a wide range of parenting support resources such as educational workshops and group series in Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties. The funds will allow Take Root to bolster parent education programming primarily in Klamath County and to build on the work completed in 2018-19 made possible through last year’s Cow Creek support.

“Thanks to the ongoing support from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, we’ll be able to continue introducing even more parenting resources throughout Klamath County,” said Julie Hurley, Take Root account executive. “We are planning to host several Nurturing Parenting group series and continue to offer monthly workshops with such topics as Baby 101, Baby Circle Time, or Technology and Tots.”

The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, strengthen youth and family, provide for positive youth development, and add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon.