The Center for Literacy hosts several special events each year, including student-focused events and fundraisers. Special events provide opportunities for the involvement of individuals, foundations, and corporations in the form of donations, underwriting, space provision, and volunteerism. CFL events also serve as a means to honor learners and volunteers for their dedication and hard work. Please check back regularly for information on recent events and upcoming events.
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Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 27 (noon)
sitiCare "Dining That Gives" Week
Dining That Gives . . . to Literacy
|CFL is pleased to announce that we're partnering with sitiCare to launch the 'Dining That Gives' program. This week--Monday, May 20th - Monday, May 27th--you can purchase a dining certificate and $5 will directly support CFL's programs and services. |
What is sitiCare & How Does it Work?
sitiCare organizes restaurants and socially minded people throughout Philadelphia to help them give back to charity. The way it works is every week sitiCare partners with a different charity and tells the story of their impact. Participating restaurants donate $5 each time one of their dining certificates is sold on the sitiCare website.
The goal of this week's (May 20th - May 27th) partnership is to provide diners who purchase sitiCare certificates with an experience that helps to raise awareness of local literacy needs, and provides funding for adult education programs. For each certificate sold, a $5 donation will be made to Center for Literacy to strengthen programs and services that help adult students earn their GED® test credential, get jobs, go on to post secondary education and training programs, improve their English language skills and take better care of their families.
Enjoy a great meal while making an impact in your city. Grab a date, make lunch plans with a friend, or celebrate a birthday. Each sitiCare certificate is a social tool that gives to those in need and raises awareness of Center for Literacy's mission, while also providing an opportunity to enjoy a great dining experience at some of Philadelphia's best restaurants.
Check out the list of participating restaurants and get your dining certificate here.
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The old adage, age is nothing but a number rings true, especially if you are Elvie Hill. Elvie is 78 years young and has the vigor, tenacity, and inquisitiveness others half his age admire and aspire to. Elvie embodies the ideals of life long learning and came to the Center for Literacy in his retirement because he needed a challenge, pursuing his GED® was the answer.