The Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge Foundation and Breakfast Rotary Club of Oak Ridge Foundation are again seeking applications for grants for projects, programs, and activities that foster literacy in Oak Ridge and Anderson and Roane Counties during 2020, a press release said.
Applications may be requested by emailing [email protected] The deadline for electronic submissions is December 22. Selections and notifications will be made by February 1, 2020, and the period of performance ends December 31, 2020.
These grants are funded each spring when hundreds of community members attend or sponsor the Lunch 4 Literacy luncheon hosted by Altrusa and Rotary with an interesting author as guest speaker, the press release said.
Twenty-one grantees for the 2019 year from educational institutions and nonprofit organizations have purchased targeted books for preschoolers, students and libraries, web resources for teachers, and other interesting projects to foster an interest in reading, writing, numeration, and other basic skills that in turn create a higher quality of life, the press release said.
Additional literacy projects supported by the clubs include distribution of books with goodie bags for children at the waiting rooms at Methodist Medical Center and distribution of books to children at the Oak Ridge Christmas Parade, assisting with the Linden Elementary School summer bookmobile, supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, stocking Free Medical Clinic bookshelves, and distributing personal copies of dictionaries to third graders.
For more information, contact Dean Cheatham at (760) 443-4379 or [email protected]
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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