Grants Received - MillerCoors and Reidsville Area Foundation (8/1/09)

The Rockingham County Literacy Project has received grants from MillerCoors and from the Reidsville Area Foundation (former Annie Penn Community Trust).  The $3,000 grant from Miller Coors and the $12,000 grant from the Reidsville Area Foundation will be used for operating expenses for the Literacy Project, which uses volunteer tutors to help the adults of Rockingham County learn how to read, write, speak English, or do basic math.  Tutors may also help individuals prepare for their GED tests or work on basic job skills.
 
In 2007, MillerCoors employees, retirees, family, and friends devoted almost 50,000 hours to help others and their communities. They gave more than time, too; together MillerCoors people gave almost $1 million in 2007 to United Way and other charitable causes.  MillerCoors partners with leading non-profit groups to address community, civic, and industry issues. Their primary focus is supporting select organizations whose work enhances the quality of life in communities where they brew.
 
Since its beginning in 2002, the Reidsville Area Foundation has funded more than $10 million in grants to benefit the citizens of Rockingham County.  The Foundation is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial support to programs and initiatives which improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of the people in Rockingham County.

MillerCoors and the Reidsville Area Foundation are happy to help support the work of the Rockingham County Literacy Project to enhance the quality of life of the adults of Rockingham County.
 
For more information, contact Literacy Project Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon at 336-627-0007, or e-mail her at jkinyon@rcliteracyproject.org