Four Reasons to Give Today!

December 27, 2011 at 3:17 PM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Announcements, Class, Development, ESOL, Family Learning, Teaching, Tutoring, Volunteers | Leave a comment
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Did you know that your donations to LCNV may be eligible for a 40% state tax credit? But that’s only one reason to take action today. Here are three more:

1. The median family income of an LCNV learner is less than $20,000, yet the median family income in the Washington Metro Area is $103,500.[1] We need to act now to ensure that LCNV’s adult learners have the economic security they need to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

2. Our students struggle to pay their $50 class fee. During the fall semester, 37% of LCNV learners requested scholarships – an increase of 7% over last fall. We need your help now to ensure that our scholarship fund has enough money to help the students who will come to us for class in January.

3. Improving a mother’s educational level is one of the best ways to improve a child’s own success in school.[2] Over 70% of LCNV’s 1,500 learners are women, and they report 1,100 dependent children in their homes. We need your support so that our learners can feel confident in being their children’s first teachers.

I need you to be part of our movement. It’s going to take all of us working together to ensure that all of the adults in our community have the education they need to be on the path to prosperity. We can’t do it without you.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

After you donate, I need you to spread the word. Follow LCNV’s Facebook and Twitter, to see the profound difference that your investment makes in the lives of LCNV learners. Pass this message on to someone who you want to invite to join our movement. In doing so, you not only double your own impact, you give someone else the opportunity to double theirs, too.

Thank you,
Patricia M. Donnelly
Executive Director

P.S.  I am grateful for a gift of any amount that you can contribute to help our learners gain the literacy skills needed to strengthen our community’s workforce. You can use LCNV’s secure online giving portal at https://www.lcnv.org/donate.

[1] http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/CPHD/housing/hpp/CPHDHousingHppHsgData.aspx
[1] http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/ReachHigherAmerica/ReachHigher.pdf

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