Home Savings Bank Charitable Endowment Grant (9/10/09)

The Rockingham County Literacy Project has received a grant from Home Savings Bank Charitable Endowment, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  The $8,500 grant 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.
 
The Home Savings Bank Charitable Endowment makes grants to charitable 501(c)(3) organizations operating programs in the Home Savings Bank geographic service area.  It is a priority of the Endowment to fund projects that promote cooperation and collaboration among the citizens of this area, and the organizations their citizens support, without duplication of services.  During its first two grant cycles, the Endowment has awarded grants totaling $150,820 to 10 organizations.  Interested organizations may contact Home Savings Bank Vice President Peggy Gammon at 336-627-6102 or e-mail
peggy.gammon@hometrustbanking.com.
 
Jonathan Jobe, President of Home Savings Bank, states "The Home Savings Bank Charitable Endowment is happy to help support the great work the Rockingham County Literacy Project does to help the adults of Rockingham County."
 
For more information about the Rockingham County Literacy Project, contact Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon at 336-627-0007, or e-mail her at jkinyon@rcliteracyproject.org.  

 

 
In this photo:  Jonathan Jobe, President of Home Savings Bank (4th from left), presents Home Savings Bank Charitable Endowment grant check to Jay Stephens, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Rockingham County Literacy Project (3rd from left).  Also pictured are Charitable Endowment Board members Ed Gunn, Jimmy Wright, and Andy Meeks, and Literacy Project Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon.