Help Boys & Girls Clubs Literacy Program

Got this email from a friend yesterday and am a bit surprised it hasn’t shown up here yet. Looks like an excellent cause, and books always make a great gift. Consider adding a Barnes & Noble stop to your weekend shopping. (I am slightly annoyed that Jubal beat me to this over on OCBlog!)

Dear Friends, Family, and random addresses in my contact list,

As most of you know, I am a literacy coordinator for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove, and this weekend we are holding an event to raise awareness and funds for our program.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 25 and 26 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Barnes & Noble bookstore located at 791 S. Main Street in Orange (right across the street from Main Place Mall).

If you come into Barnes & Nobles this weekend and present the attached flyer, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove’s REACH For Literacy Program will receive a portion of the money you spend.

More about our program:

In partnership with the Garden Grove Unified School District, REACH (Reading Education for Adults & Children) offers free English language classes for adults and their children Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at 10 school sites. Since the spring of 2005, we have served over 2,000 families in Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Stanton. A great majority of the our adults students are hardworking immigrants. Many of them work two or three jobs a week—yet they still find the time and energy to attend our classes for the benefit of their families, and ultimately, our country.

The media often portrays immigrants in a negative light. Our students are shinning examples for other immigrant and for all Americans. All weekend we will have arts & crafts events, story time and parent workshops for anyone that wishes to participate. And of special note is on Sunday at 2 p.m. our adult students will give testimonials on their hard work and they will read a poem titled “I am America” which was collectively written by students in our program.

Hopefully I will see a lot of you out there!

Mike Lawson

  2 comments for “Help Boys & Girls Clubs Literacy Program

  1. November 22, 2006 at 11:05 am

    I try to keep work and blogging separate…that is why I haven’t posted it here.

    Thanks for posting it Ed, and I think that it was pretty nice of Matt to post it too.

    Hopefully you guys will all come out and spend some mooooola this weekend.

    :)

  2. November 23, 2006 at 12:19 am

    I put up a flier in my window and gave one to my landlady. I’m the only gabacho in my building, so I’m told. I swear I’ve seen one or two others, but I think they spend most of their time indoors minding the meth lab or something.

    Go literacy! Let’s help the kids who ain’t spell good.

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