During National Volunteer Week, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry wants to thank publicly the 200-plus volunteers who help us achieve our mission of equipping adults with the reading, writing, speaking and math skills they need to succeed in the family, the workplace and the community.
Our volunteers recognize that a literate adult population is essential to the economic, social, civic and physical health of our community as well as to the educational success of children in our school system.
Last year, volunteers donated more than 14,000 hours valued at nearly $300,000, thus greatly leveraging our ability to provide affordable tutoring and instruction to more than 750 students in the Beaufort County area.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to our tutors, Friends of Literacy, office volunteers, board of directors and board committee members who help us all year, as well as to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and other community members who augmented our ranks at our highly successful Cooks and Books fundraiser in February.
Our volunteers know they are contributing to a permanent goal. Literacy is not consumed in a day or a week. It cannot be taken away. Literacy lasts a lifetime.
Sansing McPhersonboard of directorsLiteracy Volunteers of the LowcountryHilton Head Island