The Importance of Literacy

"For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential."

Kofi Annan

Did You Know?

We focus on helping each person achieve his or her potential through literacy skills.

We offer tutoring to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Recently, two of our students passed it and are now citizens!

People who volunteer often become happier and feel more connected to their community. Volunteers know they are making a difference to other people.

When individuals improve their literacy skills, they feel more confident and able to do new things.

For some adults, reading is difficult because they have a learning disability. We help each student to discover their best learning style and build on what they already know.

The most important predictor of children's literacy level is their mother's literacy level. Each time we help a mother improve her skills, it helps her children have a better start in life.


To donate to the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford, please choose one of the following:

To mail your donation,
please send your donation to:

Literacy Volunteers of
Greater Sanford

883 Main Street, Suite 4
Sanford, Maine 04073
207-324-2486 (office / fax)


To donate online,
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Thank you in advance for your donation!

Student Testimonials

"I love working with my tutor. She is so friendly and she always encourages me and reviews my homework carefully. She is very modest and keeps saying "You're doing all the work," but having her as my tutor is a big part of my progress. She motivates me to work harder and accomplish more."

"The people at Literacy Volunteers are friendly and they will help you. Don't be afraid to walk through their door. Do it for yourself, not for someone else."


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