BENEFITING: Volunteer Center Of East Central Wisconsin Inc
EVENT: Volunteer Center Human Race
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope." Kofi Anan, former Secretary General of the United Nations
I have had the priviledge of being involved with the Fox Valley Literacy Council since February 2016. People ask me what the organization does. I could go into statistics about how many members of the community we serve, describe the different programs we offer, and talk about how the voluteer tutors work tirelessly with their students to help them reach their individual goals, but the real and most basic answer is, "we provide hope." We provide hope to adults who struggled through school because of inadequate literacy and thought they would never "get anywhere in life." We provide hope to parents who want to be able to read to their children and help with homework. We provide hope to people who have come to our community from places that many of us have never been to, some escaping circumstances that none of us will ever be able to understand.
We provide hope, but we cannot do it without your help.