Easton nonprofit receives December windfall

December 8, 2013 by  

The holiday season is a time of giving for plenty of people, and a local bank has got itself into the giving spirit and made a substantial donation to an Easton nonprofit.

MileStone Bank awarded a $10,000 grant to ProJeCt of Easton, an organization with the mission to “help people help themselves”. The nonprofit provides language and literacy services, as well as emergency assistance, helping more than 5,000 people in the area each year.

The grant money will provide funding for ProJeCt’s early childhood education program, which is for children between the ages of three months and five-years-old. Children covered in the scheme come from families with low incomes, and their parents are often enrolled in an adult literacy class offered by ProJeCt.

Activities in the program focus on teaching early reading skills, with one of them teaching young children to detect the sounds of letters.

Albert Jinks, who serves on the Board of Directors for MileStone Bank, in Doylestown, presented the grant money to the organization. Janice Komisor, the executive director of ProJeCt of Easton, stated that the organization appreciated the bank’s support of the early childhood program. She went on to state:

“This kind of community support is essential to our ability to offer the program to low-income families and to continue to promote early literacy skills.”

ProJeCt could consider using local stationery printers to print a thank-you letter to the bank. The grant money came from the bank’s’ Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization Tax Credit Program.