Young Readers Getting Help From Local Fund

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2012

They say that friendships last a lifetime.
In the case of Alice Gaither and Terry Dunn, that friendship will last a lifetime and beyond.
Terry and Charlie Dunn created the Alice C. Gaither/Terry S. Dunn Literacy Fund at the Davie Community Foundation to honor Gaither and their friendship.
Over the years, the two have talked about the educational challenges facing African-American children. In more recent years, the concern for Hispanic children has been added to that conversation.
The fund will “help ensure quality educational opportunities for children of all cultures while providing resources and assistance for African American and Hispanic children to promote literacy.”
The fund is accepting grant requests for projects that fall within that focus. The application form is simple: it asks for organizational information, a summary and budget for the project, and the amount requested. Grants are only made to tax-exempt organizations serving Davie children.
Applications may be requested from the foundation at PO Box 546, Mocksville; from or by calling 753-6903 …