County third graders receive gift of learning with free dictionaries
Third graders throughout Harrison County enjoyed a surprise this month when they each received a free dictionary from the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF). The dictionaries will help the students sharpen their literacy skills in the classroom and beyond.
HCCF’s board and staff members delivered copies of “Webster’s Dictionary for Students: Special Encyclopedic Edition” to 440 students. Copies of the dictionary were also given to third-grade classroom teachers and elementary school libraries. All Harrison County public and private elementary schools participated.
HCCF has partnered with The Dictionary Project since 2008 to provide free dictionaries each year. To date, 5,634 of these dictionaries have been delivered.
The Dictionary Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal of helping students complete the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing them with their own dictionaries. Each dictionary is a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come.
To learn more about Harrison County’s role in The Dictionary Project, contact HCCF at 812-738-6668 or visit www.hccfindiana.org. For more information about The Dictionary Project, visit www.dictionaryproject.org.
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committed to being a resource to help address the needs as they arise in our community resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The
HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to our nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County residents as they address immediate and long-term needs. HCCF will serve as a
partner in the effort.
If you would like to join us in helping meet the need, you are invited to make a gift to the HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. Gifts may be made online at hccfindiana.org or by mailing a
check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a public foundation supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience
philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.