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Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc.
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, Virginia 22042 
(703) 237-0866

How You Can Help

Federal Employees - Please remember to designate #8356 for your CFC contribution! Combined Federal Campaign

Become a volunteer!

By becoming a volunteer tutor, you can open a new world for an adult learner. We invite you to attend an optional pre-workshop orientation to help with your decision. We are always in need ot tutors. Call us today at (703) 237-0866 or e-mail us (please provide your name, address, and phone number) for information on upcoming orientation and tutor training workshops.

By becoming a special projects volunteer, you or a group (civic associations, corporate groups, church groups) can help by providing extra volunteer assistance for fund-raisers, fairs, and other activities. We need you to help spread the word about our organization.

We have many other nontutoring volunteer opportunities also, including: community outreach, fund-raising, workshop assistance, and office support.

By becoming a computer lab aide, you can assist adult learners, especially ESL students, improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at the computer lab equipped with exciting interactive CD-ROM software.

LCNV to Launch Family Literacy Project
In partnership with  Fairfax County Head Start,  the Literacy Council has been awarded a grant from the State of Virginia to develop a family literacy project at two sites in the County. This project seeks to build on parents desire to see help their children succeed, breaking the all to common intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy. 

Parents, as a child's first and most important  teachers, are uniquely qualified to pass on the richness of literacy.

Volunteers are needed one or two evenings each week for the following:

  • Classroom  aides for adult ESL classes.
  • Adult literacy/GED tutors.
  • Children's homework help tutors.
  • Preschool instructional volunteers.
  • Computer instructional aides.

Make a donation!

The demand for literacy and ESL instruction continues to grow. We need your assistance now more than ever. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help the Literacy Council reach more students or provide educational materials for those already enrolled.

You can also support our work by contributing to the following charitable campaigns: United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, or the Fairfax County Combined Charitable Campaign.

Estate and Gift Planning for the Future

There are many advantages to estate and gift planning for the future. By providing a planned gift to a designated charity you can provide yourself with an income tax deduction. And that's not all. Depending on your needs, you can arrange for increased income for your family, capital gains tax avoidance, tax free income, estate tax savings and a hedge against inflation. 

The Literacy Council has information and resources available to help you take advantage of these giving opportunities. With over 90¢ of every dollar going to provide direct program services, your gift to our programs can make a substantial difference in many lives. 

Listed below are a few of the available giving opportunities: 

Charitable gift annuities: pay guaranteed income for life 

Living memorials 

Bequests with double tax savings. 

Living trusts. 

Charitable lead trusts: provide savings in gift and estate taxes. 

Deferred charitable bequests may actually increase income for your survivors.

Please call Greg at the Literacy Council for more information 
(703) 237-0866.

Special Requests

  • Volunteer needed to teach English conversation to a group of Pakistani women at   Buckman Road Apartments, an affordable housing project in Alexandria.  Day or evening, once a week for three months.  Call (703) 237-0866.
  • Volunteer needed to teach a samll ESL class two evenings per week at Goodwill Industries in Arlington. Call Greg at the Council.
  • Class aides needed for Falls Church or Alexandria ESL classes. 2 to 4 hours 

  • a week, morning or afternoon. New class session starts July 13. Come in to 
    observe a class and meet the students and teachers. This is a good 
    opportunity to gain hands-on ESL experience working with adults. Call Brian 
    at (703) 237-0866.
  • Volunteers needed to gift  wrap at Barnes & Noble and Borders  this holiday season.  Please call the Council for more information or to volunteer.

  • Seeking volunteers with experience on Microsoft Access. We're putting together a database and could use some help (flexible hours) getting things going and keeping data entry running smoothly. If you have experience with Microsoft Access and could help troubleshoot, please give us a call as well. Call Brian at (703) 237-0866.
Also . . .

Lorton Central Facility's new program needs help with Basic Literacy Tutoring, G.E.D. preparation, and other educational pursuits. If interested in helping at Lorton, please call Mary at the Council.

We would welcome the donation of a video camera to be used as a teaching tool for the Learning Centers ESL classes.

Volunteers are needed to help with planning, publicizing, and coordinating the Literacy Council's Author Reception and Silent Auction. Interested individuals should contact Sue Thaler at (703) 237-4815.

A VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCED TUTOR is needed for a new student with cerebral palsy. He lives in the Shirlington area near 395. The student uses a 486 laptop computer with a knee switch for writing. His goal is to take computer classes and become an accountant or computer programmer. While the student has marked speech difficulty, he is understandable. He also has a speech communicator attached to his wheel chair. The student can read, but he needs help with his vocabulary and comprehension development. Please call Barbara at the Council if you are interested in helping out.

The Council is in need of a graphic artist to help design camera-ready PSA's and brochures. Please call Anne at the Council if you, or someone you know, may be interested.

Please join the Literacy Council in our efforts to teach others to read, write, and speak English.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc.
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 237-0866 voice
(703) 237-2863 fax

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