|The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter
Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, District VI
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street NW
Washington DC 20006-5303
For Immediate Release
Regent Mary Ann Cowherd
May 31, 2016
Special Projects Grant
DAR Awards $1,975 Education Grant to Culpeper Literacy Council
Washington, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $1,975 to Culpeper Literacy Council for the Adult English as a Second Language Literacy Program. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Culpeper, Virginia.
Culpeper Literacy Council began as a grass roots effort in 1987 to meet the need in the community for resources in basic adult educational services. Culpeper Literacy Council has grown tremendously over the last 29 years and currently provides free English classes to English as Second Language (ESOL) adult learners. CLC also provides the only daytime GED class in Culpeper County; provides a basic computer skills program and has a program available for adults who need to improve their basic reading or math skills. All programs are provided through trained volunteers who serve the program as tutor instructors.
Laura Wood, executive director of the Culpeper Literacy Council, said, “We are tremendously excited to be receiving such a generous donation from DAR. We know that our grant is just one of many that they made throughout the year to help promote literacy. We are grateful to have been selected by DAR to help us deliver our program of teaching English to our students.”
The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The DAR receives hundreds of grants applications each year, making competition high for the funding through the non-profit organizations. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of their public charity 501 © (3) IRS documentation and include a narrative describing the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With 178,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants .
For more information, please contact Regent Mary Ann Cowherd at 540-825-5290 or Laura Wood, Executive Director at Culpeper Literacy Council by visiting the website at www.culpeperliteracy.org