Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic, Inc. (LVA) will sponsor its fourth “Friends of Literacy” fundraiser on October 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Through the generosity of realtor, Nick Ochs, the brunch will be held at his sprawling bayside estate, 250 Bay Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226. “It is our hope to engage with the community and build on friendships and bring new stakeholders to our organization,” said Pamela Grites, Executive Director. You will enjoy sparkling wine, from Circle Liquors, Coca-Cola Refreshments, food from Yianni’s Café, Wards Pastry and Acme of Ocean City.
You will have a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of this 1940s estate stone house with 250 ft. of unparalleled and unobstructed bay front views, all to the strains of a harpist, Stephanie Sussmeier, and the “Fiddle Club,” from the Music Studio. There will be some surprises, as well. Please join Friends of Literacy to support adult education programs.
Suggested minimum donation: $40.00 per person.
RSVP by Thursday, October 19, 2017 by email: Pamela Grites,by telephone: 609-383-3377 or pgrites@LVAcapeatlantic.org .
LVA is a volunteer-based organization that provides reading, writing and English language instruction, at no charge, to adults functioning at the lowest literacy levels. Friends of Literacy will help those most in need. LVA Cape-Atlantic, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions within the limits of the law.
Since 1983 Literacy Volunteers has been teaching adults how to read, write, spell and comprehend the English language. This basic skill can be taken for granted. Illiteracy is a problem that affects our entire society, not just individuals.
Here are some facts:
- 1 in 6 adults in NJ is illiterate
- Literacy is learned – the single greatest indicator of a child’s future success is the literacy level of the parents
- Two-thirds of children that cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare
- More than 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate
- 75% of food stamp recipients perform in the lowest 2 literacy levels
- 43% of adults with the lowest literacy live in poverty
- Low health literacy costs between $106 and $236 billion each year in the US
Adults need strong literacy skills to….
- Raise children that have strong literacy skills
- Be good employees
- Keep themselves and their families healthy
- Be active in their communities
- Advocate for themselves and avoid human rights abuse
- And to avoid crime