Greenfield Savings Bank offers matching donation for The Literacy Project

  • ROBERTS

  • HOWLAND

Staff Writer
Published: 4/8/2021 2:58:53 PM

GREENFIELD — The Literacy Project has received a $3,000 Challenge Grant from Greenfield Savings Bank as part of its spring fundraising. The bank plans to match donations the agency receives up to $3,000 through the end of May.

“Greenfield Savings Bank is a good community partner working toward the success of all residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties,” The Literacy Project Executive Director Judith Roberts said. “With community support, The Literacy Project can continue to provide classes where students can reach their goals, and when they achieve their educational goals, they make a better life for themselves and their families, and the whole community benefits.”

The Literacy Project is a nonprofit adult education program that offers basic literacy and high school equivalency classes, as well as college and career readiness counseling and digital literacy, to more than 200 adult students each year. The Literacy Project serves Franklin and Hampshire counties with classrooms in Greenfield, Northampton, Amherst, Orange and Ware.

Though classes at The Literacy Project have been operating online this year, Roberts said the agency is looking forward to welcoming students back in person for the fall.

“For many students, a welcoming classroom community makes all the difference,” Roberts said.

Greenfield Savings Bank President and CEO John Howland said the bank has been giving to The Literacy Project for the past five or six years and is happy to do so.

“The bank gives a lot of money to organizations annually,” he said. “Certainly, The Literacy Project is one we like to give to.”

To donate to The Literacy Project, visit literacyproject.org or mail a check to The Literacy Project, 15 Bank Row, Suite C, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Reach Anita Fritz at 413-772-9591 or afritz@recorder.com.


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