Donate to LVGH
Did you know that nearly 300,000 adults in the Greater Hartford region read, write, or speak English below a sixth grade level?
Each year nearly 1,000 adults who are struggling with low literacy come to Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford to improve their English literacy skills. Supported by of 200+ volunteer tutors, LVGH students develop the skills they need to build a successful, secure, independent life. Some quick facts about literacy demonstrate show you the need for programs like LVGH.
– 29% of Americans read at less than an 8th grade level.
– 43% of low literate adults live in poverty.
– Low literacy costs the United States over $200 Billion every year.
With help from LVGH, students earn their high school diploma, become citizens, pursue job training and higher education, secure their first jobs, and find better jobs. All of our students learn skills that transform their everyday lives – the ability to read to their child, or talk with their child’s teacher, understand a bus schedule or restaurant menu, call the utility company regarding a bill, or independently fill out a job application.
Simply put, literacy makes lives better.
When you give to Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, you bring us one step closer to a stronger, more resilient, fully literate Greater Hartford community. Your donation of any amount directly impacts the students we serve.
For every dollar spent on adult illiteracy, society reaps $7.14 in returns.
Click below to make your secure, tax-deductible online donation today.
Since 1972, LVGH has taught more than 10,000 adults from across the Greater Hartford region to read, write, and speak English. With your help, we can create a fully literate community.
If you prefer to make your donation offline, please mail your check (made payable to Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford) to 30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
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In Kind Donations
Depending on student needs and available space, we accept in-kind gifts of new or gently used books, computers less than 3 years old, other equipment, and services – please contact us if you have an idea for an in-kind gift. Please call ahead (860-233-3853) to arrange your in-kind drop off in advance.
Donations to LVGH may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law
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