LitWorld has been selected by the Pearson Foundation as the recipient of a $250,000 matching grant! The Pearson Foundation identifies major changemakers who are creating solutions for the educational disadvantages young people face around the world.
LitWorld is totally unique, creating literacy sanctuaries of hope, strength and joy for all children in all circumstances. Literacy is a most crucial, powerful tool that people use to realize the life they want to live. They get to make their own choices. Tell their own stories. Map their own futures.
If we can raise $250,000 by December 31, 2012, the Pearson Foundation will match these contributions dollar for dollar.
Here is what can happen if we can meet this goal. One child becomes a reader. Two children read together. More children join a LitClub. Many more children participate in LitCamps. The community transforms itself with the power of stories.
Our gratitude is immense for the moment we are in. The time is urgent, and the time is now. Let’s pay the joy forward. Make a gift before the end of 2012 and double the impact of your donation.