We’re delighted to report that First Literacy’s Read for Change fundraiser was a huge success! Our fundraisers and donors not only raised over $8,000 to benefit adult learners and literacy programs, but they also raised awareness about the power of literacy and just how much reading is involved in day-to-day life.
During the month of February, fundraisers kept track of the pages they read and solicited donors to make a gift for every book, memo, newspaper, webpage, or homework assignment they finished. A total of 66 gifts were made to support our 10 fundraisers, totaling in $8,297 to support adult learners in Greater Boston.
Our fundraisers also shared some of the reasons they care about adult literacy education. Fundraiser Nicole Kelley said,
“Literacy is a cause that lies near and dear to my heart. Literacy can open so many previously unattainable doors for people, enrich lives, foster a drive for success, engender a thirst for more knowledge, allow a deeper understanding of the world we live in, and create tolerance for beliefs different from our own.”
We’re so grateful to all of our fundraisers, donors, and friends who made this new annual event a great success. If you missed out on Read for Change, but still want to help First Literacy make a difference in the lives of adult learners, you can make a secure online donation here.