Help TLC Start the New Year Strong!
Help us continue to be the place community members can feel safe and welcome while bettering their lives through literacy.
The Literacy Center (TLC) ended our fiscal year on a positive program note. TLC has helped more learners study for more hours than ever before; this fiscal year our learners will exceed 5,000 hours of study through the various services we are able to offer thanks to your generosity. By fiscal year end, we will have over 100 volunteers serving over 200 learners. Additionally, our Partnership for Literacy Rehabilitation is now offering two to four literacy classes per week in the Coconino County Jail which helps reduce inmate recidivism, improving our community overall. (Learn more about PLR here and here). Further, our fundraising efforts, including our largest fundraiser, the Mountain Spelling Bee have exceeded our expectations.
However, non-profits across the nation, including The Literacy Center, continue to be affected by the not so distant economic downturn. This year our general contributions were less than budgeted, and as a result, we will have to use a significant portion of our 3-month reserve to cover operating costs. We now find it necessary to have an end-of-the year appeal to help us remain strong and stable so we can continue our mission of helping adults in Flagstaff improve their literacy and language skills to have more fulfilling lives and participate more effectively in our local economy.
We have set an end of the year goal of raising $25,000.00 and hope you will consider a donation today. Our budget for the 2014 fiscal year is sustainable and the center is operating as effectively as possible keeping all expenses in line. We have currently raised over 10% of our projected goal for this appeal.
We are the only non-profit whose focus is assisting adults in need with acquiring crucial literacy and language skills, and we have done so for the last 20 years. Your donations will help us continue to be available to those who need us.