News & Events
As Friends of LVCC, LiteracyNow, has this page available for our community to learn more about upcoming non-profit projects, and special news and press releases about Literacy Volunteers of Camden County.
TD Charitable Foundation Supports Literacy Volunteers of Camden County
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently awarded Literacy
Volunteers of Camden County and Literacy Now a grant to fund a Second Language
(ESL) Conversation Class. This grant is
a part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.
“This grant will enable us to offer services to the local
immigrant community beyond our free one-on-one tutoring instruction,” said
Denise Weinberg, director of LVCC.
“People studying English need opportunities to practice their language
skills in a safe and nurturing environment. We have wanted to offer a
Conversation Class for years, but could not obtain funding for the staffing and
materials.” Weinberg hopes that the
free evening classes will begin in the fall at the M. Alan Vogelson Regional
Branch Library in Voorhees.
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"Courses" for Literacy 2014
On May 14, Literacy Volunteers of Camden County and Literacy Now hosted "Courses" for Literacy at Elena Wu Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Voorhees. Friends and supporters enjoyed four courses of food paired with wines from Tomasello Winery. Money raised from this event will help improve the reading, math and conversational English skills of Camden County adults.
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On March 2, 2014, Literacy Now Secretary Daniel Interrante accepted a generous donation from Roberto Giofano, co-owner of Giofano’s Pizzeria in Clementon, NJ. Literacy Now, the Friends of Literacy Volunteers of Camden County (LVCC), is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the LVCC through fundraising and other activities. Literacy Now strives to raise the public’s awareness of the effects of illiteracy on individuals, families and the entire community.
Mr. Interrante is a long-time customer of Giofano’s, which has operated at 1355 Blackwood-Clementon Rd for the past five years. Roberto and his sister Francine Faltz believe in giving back to those who have supported their business and putting those donations to work in Camden County. Having lived in Voorhees for 36 years, their families are well-acquainted with the M. Allan Volgelson Library,where LVCC is located. Roberto said he is pleased to support a program that ‘helps people who can come into the workforce’ by learning skills that will allow them to complete job applications and other necessary tasks for employment. Literacy Now is grateful for the support from Giofano’s Pizzeria, which will help us to fund LVCC and its literacy programs for adults in Camden County.
On May 21, Literacy Volunteers of Camden County and Literacy Now hosted their first fundraiser in ten years. “Courses” for Literacy was held at the new Elena Wu Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Voorhees. Friends and supporters enjoyed four courses of delicious food paired with fine wines compliments of Tomasello Winery. Money raised from this event will be used to maintain the Literacy Volunteers of Camden County program that strives to improve the reading, math and conversational English skills of Camden County adults using trained volunteer tutors.
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Read our article in the Courier Post:
In the News -- SJ Magazine
SJ Magazine published an article on the Library Volunteers of Camden County
SJ Magazine - ABC's of Literacy.pdf
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Press Releases & White Papers
VOORHEES, NJ – March 21, 2011 -- Literacy Volunteers of Camden County recently earned re-accreditation status by ProLiteracy.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF CAMDEN COUNTY RET[...]
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