Sprint recently announced the 2013 recipients of its Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program. In total, three area non-profit organizations were awarded grants as part of this signature community-support program.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program awarded Sprint grants totaling $50,000 to area non-profits that support the Sprint Project Connect focus area of Internet safety and other technology-related programs and resources to help youth succeed in a digital world. Grants were presented and recipient organizations were honored at a local reception earlier today.
Among the 2013 grant recipients (which also included Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and Trinity River Mission) was the Dallas Museum of Art, which was awarded a $10,000 Sprint Project Connect grant for its Go Van Gogh Outreach Program. Through this program, volunteers travel to area classrooms to lead interactive presentations that feature images of art from the museum and include hands-on art-making activities for students in first through sixth grades. In the summer, the program reaches out to public libraries, recreation centers and Boys & Girls Clubs. The Sprint grant will be used to purchase tablets and projectors that will enable the art to be brought to life through multimedia content.
Funding for the Sprint Project Connect program is provided through a charitable phone-recycling program through which customers and non-customers can donate their no-longer-used wireless devices with net proceeds benefiting youth technology programs.
Sprint is a long-time supporter of the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and this is the fifth year Sprint has conducted the Dallas/Fort Worth Local Giving Program and has provided more than $250,000 in support to Dallas/Fort Worth-area non-profits. To learn more about the Sprint Local Giving Program and Sprint Good Works, visit Sprint.com/responsibility.