Earlier this month, I hope you had a chance to visit LCNV during Reading: A Family Affair, otherwise known as RAFA. You can also read about this fun family event here. LCNV keeps this event free and open to the public through the support of our generous sponsors, which include our headlining sponsor, Verizon, and additional support from TD Bank, Target, Rotary Club of Crystal City-Pentagon, Rotary Club of McLean, Virginia Commerce Bank and WETA Kids, who brought everyone’s favorite furry friend, Clifford the Big Red Dog!
The day would also not have been complete without the generous in-kind support that LCNV received. The generous donations of children’s books from Books for America and the employees of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and USA Weekend Magazine allowed LCNV to give a free book to each child in attendance, to ensure that parents have books to read at home with their children. Many local businesses donated snacks and beverages for the families in attendance and our volunteers to enjoy throughout the day:
· Bagel Deli Donuts
· Jason’s Deli in Falls Church
· Red Hot & Blue in Falls Church
· Starbucks – Broaddale and Falls Plaza
These generous monetary and in-kind donations are needed to benefit LCNV’s students not only at Reading: A Family Affair, but throughout the entire year. LCNV has worked hard to make it easy for you to contribute to the success of our students. You can make a financial gift of general operating support at any time through Network for Good. Or, if you prefer to determine exactly how your donated dollars are spent, you can directly purchase items that LCNV’s students need – such as books and other supplies – through Amazon.com. Just as with your cash contributions, these donated items are fully tax-deductible. LCNV staff regularly update this list with our program’s most urgent and specific needs. We hope you have fun browsing it!
~ Suzie Eaton, Senior Director of Development