CenturyLink and DonorsChoose.org partner to help students in need

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Local communications provider CenturyLink is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to offer a $100,000 "Double Your Impact" grant to fund classroom projects in public schools in the company's service areas.

Any public school teacher within the CenturyLink service areas can go online to DonorsChoose.org to request support for classroom materials and projects.

Project requests (up to $500) submitted by public school teachers within a CenturyLink area are eligible for the grant. CenturyLink's "Double Your Impact" Grant provides half the cost of a project when the first half is raised through donors.

As an example, after donors contribute $250 toward a $500 project, CenturyLink will fund the remaining balance of the project. The company will contribute a total of $100,000 toward eligible projects.

Teachers should visit www.DonorsChoose.org to submit their project requests. For the best chance to receive match funding from CenturyLink, project requests should be submitted by Sept. 26. However, projects can be uploaded - and funded - year-round.

According to CenturyLink Vice President Bill Fallin, this partnership with DonorsChoose.org demonstrates the company's commitment to supporting kindergarten through 12th grade youth in education and technology.

"We strive to give back to the communities we serve through locally driven efforts that strengthen our communities and make them better places to live," Fallin said. "This is a great way for us to be able to support our local teachers and students."

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