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Grocery Store to Donate 5% of Sales to Local Charity Tomorrow

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You know you need to do your grocery shopping anyway…why not contribute to a good cause at the same time?

Tomorrow, Whole Foods Market, Rt. 35 in Middletown, will donate 5% of their sales to Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

As a certified tutor through LV Monmouth, I can tell you this group is doing great work.

They serve the illiterate adult population of Monmouth County who want to improve their reading, writing, and conversational English skills.

It is all on a volunteer basis, and the tutoring is all free.

LV Monmouth will have a table set up at Whole Foods tomorrow from 10a-8p with more information.

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What if you couldn’t read and your child needed help with homework? (Flickr user tadekk)

They are actively looking to recruit tutors, so if you’re interested, stop by and see them. The next training session begins on October 10th.

They are also always looking for non-readers who want help. Imagine not being able to read this very story.

According to LVMonmouth, 21% of adults in NJ lack the basic literacy skills necessary to do the simplest of things. These people cannot read things like: the information on their prescriptions, street signs, product labels in stores…and books to their children.

If you want more information on Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County, you can e-mail them at lvmonmouth@brookdalecc.edu or 732-571-0209.

The money from tomorrow’s fundraiser will help support their adult and family literacy programs.

What would be the hardest thing for you to do without being able to read? Share your thoughts below!

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