Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County recently received a boost to their book collection from Girl Scout Daisy Troop 10785 of the Baldwinsville School District.
Each year Girl Scouts are encouraged to use some of the money they earn from cookie sales toward a community service project. As Daisy Troop 10785 is made up of kindergarten and first graders who are learning to read they chose Literacy Volunteers as the focus of their community project.
Each of the 18 girls in the troop was given $10 to spend during a field trip to a bookstore.
They took their jobs seriously and worked hard to purchase as many books as possible for their money, their troop leaders said. They did a very good job of choosing a variety of books.
Currently, more than 17,000 people, representing 20% of all adults in Oswego County, cannot read above a 5th grade level. LVOC’s mission is to be a leader in providing adult learners the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens.
Since it began in 1985, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of individuals and families who have improved their literacy skills thanks to the dedicated volunteers of LVOC.
“We are honored to have the Girl Scouts select us as the recipient of their community service project,” said Beth Kazel, director of OCO’s education services. “Their donation will have a positive impact on our work with adult learners.”
Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County is operated by Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. OCO is a non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency.