Challenge Accepted ~ Challenge Met!
The Davie Community Foundation accepted a challenge from Reynolds American Foundation to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Reading Fund to receive a $25,000 match from Reynolds. During the last quarter of 2010, Davie Community Foundation worked to complete the challenge and raise the required $50,000. On December 16, 2010, the challenge was met!
December Gifts Put Challenge Over the Top!
The Mocksville Woman’s Club and Noah Reynolds, great grandson of R.J. Reynolds, made gifts to put the challenge “over the top”.
“We were thrilled to reach the $50,000 goal before Christmas,” said Jane Simpson, Davie Community Foundation President. “We had almost 100 gifts from community members all around the county who wanted to help us reach our goal. The benefactor of the donations and the $25,000 match from Reynolds American will be our children!”
Giving the Gift of Reading
The Children’s Reading Fund at Davie Community Foundation is earmarked for summer reading camps at the schools and other reading projects. The fund supports projects that assist children who are below grade level in reading. “Giving a child the gift of reading is a gift that will change their lives. If you are a successful reader, you can do anything you put your mind to. All of Davie’s children should have that opportunity,” said Simpson.
Change the Life of a Child!
Gifts in any amount will continue to be accepted for the Children’s Reading Fund throughout the next year; however they will not be matched by Reynolds American Foundation. Whether matched or not, every gift supports a Davie child who needs help with reading. Anyone interested in additional information or in making a gift should contact the Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, 194 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville, NC 27028, 336-753-6903, firstname.lastname@example.org. You too can change the life of a child!