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The Children's Center of Transylvania County

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:16 PM EDT
News 13 continues our challenge to help give back. Our morning anchors are spotlighting 3 local charities every month. One airs each Monday morning and after the 3rd week we open up the voting to our viewers. Go to the WLOS Facebook page to vote for which charity you think deserves to win $1,000 from our partner, Bryan Easler Toyota.

This week we are spotlighting The Children's Center of Transylvania County.  It's a place for visitations for parents who have been separated from their kids. They combine forces with Social Services to continue family support for years at a time.

Executive Director, Kathie Williams, says "a lot of the parents don't know how to parent, and they need some parenting skills and we have programs to work with them one on one to teach them parenting skills."

Success stories are amazing as Program Director, Kelly Nicholson, says "I had a girl who had her second baby at 15 and through collaboration, she got her G.E.D., got into Brevard College, and got her child back and got her masters degree, so that's incredible.  I know without all of this help she would not have gone anywhere."

And $1,000 would help more parents like her, take care of their kids. Nicholson says if they won, the money would be used for emergency gas vouchers, to provide medicine if someone needed assistance, and to provide emergency diapers.

Voting is now open on our Facebook Page under the Inside News 13 tab. Be sure to tune in and see which non-profit you think is most deserving of the $1,000 prize.

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