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Read Fort Worth finalist in Reliant Gives $100k Campaign

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Read Fort Worth announced in a Facebook post that it is one of three finalists in this year’s Reliant Gives Campaign. The Reliant Energy website states that through Reliant Gives, nonprofits are nominated by Reliant employees and then the public directs the charitable giving. Nominated organizations serve communities where Reliant Energy staff live and work.

In a statement on the Reliant Energy website, Elizabeth Killinger, President of Reliant and NRG Retail, says “We designed the Reliant Gives program as a way to empower employees and communities to help support organizations that are making a difference. Along the way, we realized we created a platform that allowed anyone from anywhere to get involved with communities across Texas with just one click. Congratulations to all of our heroes – the nonprofits, the employees and everyone who votes.”

The Read Fort Worth Facebook post states in full:

“Read Fort Worth is one of three finalist organizations in the running for a $100,000 donation from ‘Reliant Gives,’ a charitable-giving program from Reliant. The program expands the company’s community outreach across Texas, sharing the power of giving with local communities.

Reliant Gives will help support initiatives that promote children’s literacy in Fort Worth ISD, such as Reading Volunteers and the Library Classroom Campaign. The shared mission of Read Fort Worth and Fort Worth ISD is to align partners, strategies and resources to significantly improve early childhood literacy so that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025. #100X25FWTX

Kicking off on Oct. 15, and running through Oct. 21, the public can cast their vote for three Texas nonprofits by visiting Reliant.com/vote.

Learn more about how you can vote here: http://readfortworth.org/read-fort-worth-needs-your-vote-to-receive-100000-from-reliant/

The nonprofit with the most votes receives $100,000. The other two nonprofits receive $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, based on the number of votes received. Reliant employees nominated a wide selection of Texas nonprofits, which are narrowed to three finalists for each round. Reliant Gives will celebrate continued community support when the winners are announced on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Last year’s beneficiary of the Reliant Gives $100,000 was CASA of Collin County (pictured above).

ABOUT READ FORT WORTH

Read Fort Worth is the privately-funded, locally-controlled backbone organization formed to coordinate cross-sector, collective impact efforts to ensure that 100 percent of third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025. Read Fort Worth exists to provide unique, actionable data; to organize and align partners under the shared 100×25 goal; to develop strategies for significant improvement, and to communicate best practices and drive results. For more information, visit www.ReadFortWorth.org.

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