LCNV has a gift for YOU this holiday season – a 40% state tax credit for donors in Virginia! Make your donation by December 31.

December 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Announcements, Class, Development, ESOL, Family Learning, Teaching, Tutoring, Volunteers | Leave a comment
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Maribel came to LCNV because she wanted to get a job, and needed to improve her reading and writing in English. Even though LCNV offers classes and one-to-one tutoring at one of the lowest costs in the region – just $50 – Maribel needed a scholarship. She was then matched with a LCNV-trained volunteer tutor, Philip, and quickly obtained a job as a hospital aide. Now, three years later, Maribel is off and running. She and Philip just ended their match this December, so that Maribel could continue to more intermediate and advanced education with Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education.

Philip proudly reports: “One of her new tutors [at Fairfax County] is a LPN and teaches nursing, so she is really perfect for taking Maribel to the next level of learning and moving towards her certification as a Lactation Consultant.  Her other tutor is working with her specifically on the NOVA entrance exam.”

This is exactly why LCNV is here: to help members of our community, who have beginning-level literacy and English language skills, reach the next level. Without the support from people like you, Maribel would have been left behind, unable to obtain the skills she needed to enter even the intermediate classes in the public schools’ adult education program.

Two-thirds of LCNV’s learners fall below 150% of the national poverty level ($33,525 for a family of four), and the median household income of learners is $20,000. That is why LCNV is an approved organization under the Virginia Department of Education’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), which only accepts nonprofit organizations that provide education assistance that benefits a majority of learners with incomes at or below 150% of the poverty level.

Under NAP, business and individuals that donate to LCNV may receive tax credits in Virginia equal to 40% of the donation. Individuals or married couples who donate a minimum of $500 in the form of cash or marketable securities (maximum of $50,000) during the tax year will receive a 40% tax credit on their Virginia State Taxes. Businesses that donate a minimum of $1,000 in cash, stock, merchandise, or real estate (maximum of $437,500) during the tax year will also receive a 40% tax credit on their Virginia State Taxes.

LCNV specially applied to be part of this program for the first time, starting on July 1, 2010, as a way to thank its loyal donors. Make your donation online now using our secure processing system or by mailing a check payable to “Literacy Council of Northern Virginia” and this form to 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042. You may also contact me at 703-237-0866 x 109 or seaton@lcnv.org for more information.

Suzie Eaton
Senior Director of Development
Literary Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd Falls Church VA 22042
(703) 237-0866
www.lcnv.org

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