My Nonprofit Reviews
Diana N Gary D.
Review for Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc., Annapolis, MD, USA
AACLC is a wonderful charity. This could be of benefit to any individual seeking to learn to read, and to anyone willing to work on leading a richer, more fulfilling and more productive life. When you interact with a new client, you begin to realize that while they are functioning in their daily lives, it is in a crippled sort of way. They drive on our roads without being able to read street signs. They pay for small purchases with larger bills, trusting that the cashier is going to give them the correct change. Why? Because they are afraid to try to count out their own change. They celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving or MLK day without knowing the history behind the holidays. To some of our foreign-born residents, these are just days off work.
Why do AACLC volunteer tutors do what they do? Because they have seen the benefits of a good education working in their own lives. They know how much effort it takes to get, say, a GED or a college degree. And they are willing to extend helping hands to others who badly need help and support. This program should be continued. It is worth its weight in gold.