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Announcing the Launch of the 2017 WLC Gift Wrapping Campaign!

Hello, WLC gift wrappers! It's that time of year -- the schedule for the Washington Literacy Center's annual gift wrapping campaign at Politics and Prose is now open. Each year, more than 200 volunteers make this a signature occasion to renew old acquaintances and catch up on the year's events while raising money to support WLC and spread awareness of the literacy challenges faced by too many adults here in the District. My name is Janet Hodur, and I'll be your point of contact for the 2017 campaign. Long-time wrappers may remember me as your coordinator from years ago! I'm very excited to be back and able to help out this season. This year, we'll be wrapping from November 24 through Decembe

Give A Lit! #GivingTuesday

On #GivingTuesday, everyone can have an impact! Join us on 11/28 by giving back to your community! All of the money Washington Literacy Center raises on #GivingTuesday will go toward sponsoring a student for a trimester. Donor and sponsor support help WLC educate, inform, and raise awareness about the literacy rate in the District. $5,000 pays for a student for one trimester. Make the pledge today that you will donate $50 to Washington Literacy Center on November 28th. #GivingAdultLiteracy #GiveALit with Washington Literacy Center and truly make a difference this holiday season. There are three easy ways to give: By Text. Text 501-55 and type keyword: washlit . Enter donation amount. Online.

WLC Open House

What would you do if your doctor asked you to complete a form, but you couldn't read it? More than 30 million adults in the U.S. cannot read, write or do basic math above a 3rd grade level. We invite you to join us for a powerful and informative tour of Washington Literacy Center's innovative and vital adult literacy programs. You will learn about the lives impacted by our work and how we successfully connect with adults in the DC community to help them achieve their literacy goals every day. Learn how you can make a difference: Volunteering Joining our Advisory Committee Becoming a Board Member Supporting WLC by becoming a donor or a sponsor Thursday November 16, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm Thurgoo


Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. With all the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days focused on sales and big profits for retailers everywhere, why not wait until Giving Tuesday to give back to local causes that are important to you? Giving Tuesday will be on November 28th this year. According to, it is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. All of the money Washington Literacy Center raises on Giving Tuesday will go toward sponsoring a student for a trimester. Donor and sponsor support help WLC educate, inform, and raise awareness about the literacy rate in the District. Where lives change. $5,000 pays

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