House of Raeford donates headphones to Cayce Elementary students
Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) - House of Raeford’s non-profit organization, FLOCK, made a large donation to the students at Cayce Elementary School as part of an ongoing relationship. The school received 900 pairs of headphones, enough to provide one pair for every student in the school. House of Raeford operates a poultry processing facility in West Columbia that has been an established part of the community for years.
House of Raeford’s FLOCK program is a nonprofit outreach program. FLOCK is an acronym for Faithful Love Offering for Christ’s Kingdom. FLOCK partners with charitable organizations to distribute resources including monetary gifts, their poultry products, and volunteers to help meet the needs in communities where House of Raeford Farms has operations.
A presentation of the headphones to Cayce Elementary students and faculty was held at the school Tuesday. The donation was made after Allyson Long, Cayce Elementary Vice Principal, contacted House of Raeford seeking assistance in providing the headphones.
The school is currently implementing a new software, called Edmentum. The software allows the individualizing of lessons in order to adjust to each student’s strengths and weaknesses, but the headphones were needed to make the program effective for all the students. Vice Principal Long said, “Cayce Elementary is so lucky to have business partners such as the House of Raeford. This donation for the students will be monumental in the continued use of this program. With the implementation of Edmentum, a personalized digital learning program, our students needed headphones to be able to hear the individualized instruction,” Long continued.
Chuck Underhill with House of Raeford confirmed the need by saying, “There was one major issue. The kids couldn’t hear their lessons because of the noise level from the other students Ipads in the class. We are excited to help. Tomorrow, learning will be easier because these students have the right tools now.”
“We strive to partner with exceptional groups in our community,” said Jim Mabe, complex manager for House of Raeford Columbia Division. “Our friends at Cayce Elementary School, students and staff, are amazing and we look forward to future opportunities to assist in their success.”
House of Raeford has been partnering with schools, food banks, and other community organizations in Lexington County for many years. In Lexington District Two, they have had partnerships with: Cayce Elementary, Davis Elementary, Saluda River Elementary, and BC Grammar School No. 1., Fulmer Middle School, Northside Middle School, Airport High School and Brookland Cayce High School.