Monday, October 11, 2010

Big donation to Freedom School Partners

If you see Mary Nell McPherson walking her dog in the 'hood, check to see if she has an extra bounce in her step. Her group, Freedom School Partners, is getting a well-deserved $200,000 donation from Bank of America. According to the Charlotte Observer:
Freedom School Partners said the bank foundation's money represents one of the largest gifts it has received. The organization was launched in 2004 as a summer literacy program for children in the area of the now-demolished Piedmont Courts public housing complex. This summer, it grew to 10 sites and helped 600 at-risk children, officials said.
Its plan next summer is to serve 1,000 children at up to 16 sites, and the bank donation will help by strengthening the organization's ability to grow, McPherson said.
 We've got lots of good eggs in Elizabeth. Mary Nell is among the goodest. You can donate to Freedom School Partners too.

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