Pay It Forward October 2021 – Dena Moore

Human Resource Manager Dena Moore paid forward $500 to The Chandler School in Greenville.

The 501(c) (3) non-profit school, located in the historic C. Granville Wyche House on Augusta Street, serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The student body is comprised of unique and talented children with a wide range of learning styles who benefit from small class size, specialized teaching techniques and individualized curriculum.

Dena said, “This school and their mission is extremely important to our family. Our daughter Brooke has dyslexia exacerbated by ADHD, making sitting to read almost impossible for her. As all parents do, we set out to find the best place to help her. Luckily, we came upon The Chandler School.”

The mission of the Chandler School is to empower talented and bright students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences to become effective learners.

To help accomplish that mission, the school has created a community outreach initiative called Chandler Connections. The program has two major goals: the first is to increase community awareness of different learning styles and connect parents to the proper testing services in the community for their children, and the second is to work to make sure financial support for their children is available so they can receive the best education possible.

The school plans to host open houses for both parents and students to provide instructional classes to help parents assist their students and to help students understand the way they learn and how to best advocate for themselves.

Dena said, “The Chandler School made such an impact on not just our daughter but our whole family. We hope their outreach program can help others as well.”

To find out more, donate, visit the school’s web site at, email, or call (864) 991-8443.


The Pay It Forward program began in 2015.

Every Laurens Electric Cooperative employee is entered into a random drawing to receive $500 to pay forward in any way they choose. Each month a new name is drawn, and the employee then has one month to apply the funds toward their own act of kindness.

This initiative is budget-neutral; the funds will come from Laurens Electric’s charity events, which employee volunteers make possible.

Employees and the community will enable individual employees to help individuals in the community, and that’s a win-win situation.

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