LVGS Celebrates 50th Anniversary in our community!
In 1962, local resident Ruth J. Colvin read an article in the Post Standard that indicated there were 11,050 functionally illiterate adults in Onondaga County. She wondered, “If I don’t do something, who will?” Ruth developed her own tutoring method and began helping adults learn to read, write and speak English in her home. Soon friends and fellow churchwomen began to follow her lead. Literacy Volunteers, as it was then known, became Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse in 1967, when Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (now ProLiteracy) was also founded. We have helped thousands of adults to improve their lives, and the life of the community, through literacy since then.
On the special occasion of our 50th anniversary, we ask you to consider pledging your support by becoming a Friend of LVGS. Details about our new membership campaign are here: 50thAnniversaryBrochure.pdf. You can download and print the brochure, or call our office at 315-471-1300 and ask us to mail one to you. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Friend of LVGS!
Invest In Your Community – Support LVGS.
To download a copy of LVGS’ new case for support, Moved To Act, click here: Moved to Act 12 05 12
What would life be like if you were unable to:
- read a newspaper
- complete a job application
- apply for a driver’s license
- read to your children
- follow written medical instructions
- read nutrition labels or cooking instructions
- actively participate as an informed citizen in the political process?
This is the reality for one in four adults living in Syracuse.
Invest In Your Community – Donate to LVGS.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in New York State. Your charitable contribution is tax deductible and supports the literacy needs of your neighbors within Onondaga County.
Click the button below to make a secure online credit card payment to LVGS via PayPal. You will be able to specify a donation amount on the next screen. You do not need a PayPal account to donate.
A Lasting Gift: Wills and Bequests
One way to support the adult literacy efforts of LVGS now and in the future is to include LVGS in your estate planning. If you would like further information about planned giving, please consult your financial advisor, or contact LVGS at 471-1300.