Changing Lives Through Literacy
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Your gift can snowball into wonderful things for literacy in the New Year!

This holiday season, give the gift of literacy by making a charitable donation to Literacy New York Greater Capital Region. We provide tutoring and small group instruction for adults in the Capital Region who wish to achieve personal Literacy goals. All amounts go to improve the lives of adult learners who aspire to improve their reading and writing, learn to speak English, achieve their High School Equivalency Diploma, or obtain US Citizenship. Many of our learners struggle to manage simple daily tasks from reading directions on a prescription bottle, filling out a job application, to reading a bedtime story to their son, daughter, or grandchild.

Just imagine what your life would be like if you struggled with these basic life tasks every day?

Letting someone know that I couldn't read that was the hardest. Now, my reading has improved several grade levels, I have received a promotion at work, I help my children with their homework, and I now read for pleasure.
Thank you to my tutor for her help and support, Linda
I have been out of school for over 20 years and have been working to get my GED for almost 21/2 years. I thought I would never get there. It was with the support and encouragement of my tutor that I was able to pass the TASC Test in September! Now, I am able to return to work and have a new appreciation for working hard to achieve something that I thought I never would.
Thank you to my tutor, Steve, for helping me reach my goal, Carrie
In July, it has been two years since the beginning of my individual classes given by Mr. Lou with Literacy NY Greater Capital Region's assistance. These lessons very much helped me with understanding of a spoken language. Recently, I have passed the civil test interview for to become a United States Citizen. I wish to express sincere gratitude to Mr. Lou and my teacher volunteers, Peg, Judy, Sandy, Vicky, Alla, Linda and Nancy for their noble work. They helped and provided the opportunities in studying my new language, English.
Sincerely yours, Rostislav

We work with a modest budget, and know that your tax-deductible donation goes directly into the operation of our programs to provide valuable resources for program hours, tutor training, class materials, services, and special events.

There are many ways that you can contribute:

Give through The United Way. You may designate part or all of your annual UW pledge to Literacy New York Greater Capital Region.

  • Create a lasting memory with a Memorial Gift.
  • Make an Honor Gift for someone's anniversary or birthday.
  • Contribute through a Federal or State employee appeal.
  • Match your gift. Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees.
  • Donate In-kind gifts of office or student supplies.

Contributions can be made by check or money order to:

Literacy New York Greater Capital Region
c/o Schenectady Library, 2nd Floor
99 Clinton St., Schenectady, NY  12305

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Thank you!
Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season,

Barry, Bruce, Harrison, Dan, Laura, Tony, Sean, Richard, & Zach
Maria, Christina, Melissa, and Courtney

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Changing Lives Through Literacy


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