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11/27/2012

Help Put Literacy Materials into the Hands of Adults

Today in the United States, more than 30 million adults cannot read or write beyond the lowest level of literacy—which in some cases means not well enough to fill out a job application, take a driver's exam, compose an email, understand the multiplication table, or read to their children or grandchildren.

The National Book Fund provides high-quality instructional materials to literacy organizations that provide basic literacy, adult basic education, English language, and family literacy services. NBF materials are provided to literacy programs that can't afford to buy the necessary books that are the foundation of learning and teaching. Since the NBF's inception in 1995, nearly 384,000 adults, youth, and children have improved their reading skills. Even a small donation to NBF can provide one book...one dictionary…one workbook…and can make all the difference.

Please join with ProLiteracy and help improve peoples’ lives through literacy. Your donation would support our National Book Fund project so that many more men and women around the United States can increase their knowledge and skills through literacy classes.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the National Book Fund by December 25, 2012.

  • $25 pays for basic math materials for five students to overcome learning obstacles and develop confidence in math skills
  • $100 provides pleasure reading titles for 10 or more students to practice reading skills
  • $150 pays for all of a complete reading series of books for one student, allowing that student to learn writing as well as reading skills
  • $1,000 pays for GED test prep materials for a class of 50 students

Please donate to this important project. Even a donation as small as $10 helps us meet our goal. Any amount, no matter how large or small, helps make a difference in the lives of new adult learners.

For more information on how to support the NBF, call 1-888-926-7323 (READ) from 9-5 EST to make your donation. Or simply mail a check to:

ProLiteracy
104 Marcellus St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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| New Readers Press International Programs Ruth J. Colvin Center ProLiteracy Education Network