“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
The end of the year will soon be upon us and it is the perfect time for me to reflect on my incredible experiences with Project READ. I have had the good fortune to meet so many kind and generous people. I feel a deep gratitude toward the learners. I have learned so much from them and I will always carry their spirit of geniality with me whenever I think of Project READ. The staff is extraordinary as they have always encouraged and supported me in whatever volunteer project I have been involved in, whether it was one-on-one tutoring, being a table monitor for Summer FLIC or stuffing envelopes, to name just a few. On top of fulfilling my dream of being a tutor, I have also had the extreme pleasure of writing for the blog. This assignment has taught me to be a better person as I have had the privilege of working with people who have transformed their lives in such positive ways.
I invite you to be a volunteer for Project READ and be a part of a team that is committed to helping people of all ages. There are many ways in which you can donate your time. Please pick up a brochure and find out what works best for you and see how you can make a difference in your community.
I wish you all a bright and happy holiday season!
Loretta Farris is a Project READ volunteer tutor and writes monthly Project READ blogs about our learners, families, volunteers and events . She has been awarded the "Spirit of Project READ Award" along with her learner Evelyn for their commitment to Project READ.