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Generosity on the rise

February 20. 2013 1:19AM
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At a recent Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation award ceremony, generosity was on the rise. Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation is an organization that brings together families, schools and businesses so local communities can benefit from school choice programs, namely scholarship assistance for private Christian schools, Pre-K through 12th grades.

The story begins with two moms who share a church, a private school and a deep sense of gratitude.

Alexandria Jackson , mom of two girls had applied for tuition aide, but her application was delayed and her family was not going to be awarded funding from Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation at their 7th Annual Scholarship Awards' Program to be held at Summit Christian Academy in Clark Summit. The application was turned in on time, but the necessary documentation which would have rendered the family eligible was received too late.

Shannon Parry, a mom of four who also applied for funding and was present at the awards program, was scheduled to receive two scholarships for her school-age sons. Parry asked the Director of Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation, Dr. Alberta C. Wilson, if she could sacrifice one scholarship for one of her sons so that Jackson's family could receive a scholarship for their daughter for this school year. The request was approved. When Parry was asked why she would sacrifice her second award during such tight times, she said, It was the right thing to do.

Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation is supported via the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) by local businesses such as Penn Security Bank and Trust, The Dime Bank, WAWA, Inc. and others. For more information visit http://www.faithschoice.org/

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