A volunteer with Clothes Less Traveled is now contributing his own money to help fund the scholarship program.
The thrift store organization in Peachtree City uses proceeds from the sale of donated items to award grants to local nonprofits and to award college scholarships.
Twenty-year veteran volunteer Dick Allis has been inspired by the student’s dedication to making a difference. He and his wife, Jan, have decided to contribute $20,000 towards four scholarships for next year, The Dick and Jan Allis Service Scholarships.
“Mr. Allis looks forward to recognizing students who have a heart for CLT’s mission and a true passion for serving others, according to Cindy Manning, CLT scholarship committee chair.
Clothes Less Traveled empowers local high schoolers to further their education through annual scholarships. Students who volunteer at the Peachtree City thrift shop have earned over $280,000 in college scholarships since 1998.
Young women and men gift their time and talents to the community by helping donors, shoppers and their fellow volunteers. The vibrant energy they bring to creating positive change makes them a vital part of the thrift shop team, Manning said.
High school seniors who volunteer 40+ hours before spring of their graduating year are eligible to apply for CLT scholarships.
“The Scholarship Committee was overwhelmed and thrilled to learn of the tremendous generosity shown by CLT’s longtime volunteer and role model, Dick Allis, and his kind wife, Jan,” Manning said. “Their donation will allow the committee to honor even more great volunteer students as they pursue their educational goals and therefore greatly furthers the mission of CLT. We are so thankful and grateful for their kindness.”
For more information, visit www.clotheslesstraveled.org .