"The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don't give everyone the ability to read and write, then we aren't giving everyone an equal chance to succeed."
-- Mrs. Barbara Bush
In 2002, the NFRW Literacy Committee launched NFRW Literacy Month. Each September, local clubs have the opportunity to share their community literacy projects, ranging from book donations, tutoring and financial support of literacy programs to special one-time events like themed parties with authors.
The Literacy Committee has a partner in our mission to promote literacy and make a difference in our country. The Barbara Bush Foundation and the NFRW have teamed up to strengthen literacy outreach. The Literacy Committee is excited to provide NFRW clubs with additional literacy programs that are supported by the Barbara Bush Foundation. Clubs are invited to explore the list and consider adopting and/or supporting one of these programs as part of their work for the NFRW Barbara Bush Literacy Program celebrated in September.
The NFRW recognizes clubs that document their work to promote literacy. The deadline for clubs to share their projects is October 31.
Let us know what your club does for literacy. It is important and can be fun!
Former NFRW President Sue Lynch selected numbers that were randomly assigned to clubs that participated.
Congratulations to First Place Winner #10:
Putnam County Republican Women, Hurricane, West Virginia
Nancy Bradley, President
Literacy Projects: participating in the Dictionary Project, reading to nursing home residents, reading to students at the public library and working with challenged students in the community
Congratulations to Second Place Winner #15:
Sun Area Council of Republican Women, Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Irene C. Harris, President
Literacy Project: collecting children's books to donate to the Pregnancy Care Center in Shamokin, Pennsylvania
First and second place winners will receive a copy of "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" by Rush Limbaugh to donate to a library of their choice.
The NFRW Literacy Committee wishes to thank and congratulate all who participated!
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