Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AAUW Gift Benefits Literacy Center

The Visalia Sequoia Chapter of the American Association of University Women donated $750 to the Library Literacy Center recently. Presenting the check to retiring program manager Patricia Habeck were Vicki Setzer, Jan Johnson and Dona Meinhardt of AAUW.

The funds are earmarked for the purchase of General Educational Development Test books for Literacy Center learners. Thirty-nine of the Literacy Center customers are currently in the process of obtaining their GED’s, and books in five different subjects are needed for each student. Recent governmental budget cuts for library literacy programs have made donations from community organizations increasingly necessary for purchasing needed materials for learners.

AAUW is a nationwide organization of college educated women dedicated to equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. November is National AAUW month and marks the 130th anniversary of the group.