The Literacy Council is again honored to be one of 31 nonprofit organizations participating in the Unity Campaign for Frederick County, hosted by United Way of Frederick County. The Unity Campaign supports the over one in three households in Frederick County that struggle to afford basic human necessities! This year’s campaign will specifically focus on funding programs directly supporting the health, education, and financial stability of ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) households that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Together, we can make a huge difference!
The majority of fundraising will take place during the “12 Days of Giving” which begins on March 10th and continues through March 21st. The campaign is currently running and accepting donations! Please consider donating by designating the Literacy Council of Frederick County or by supporting the campaign as a whole. Matching funds will provide more bang for your donated bucks!
The Unity Campaign is a collaborative project between nonprofit partners, sponsors, and the greater Frederick community to support our most vulnerable neighbors by giving to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Through the generosity of our Incentive Match sponsors, 100% of your contribution goes directly to the designated Nonprofit. In addition, your individual gift is boosted because a portion of your donation is matched by the sponsors.
The Unity Campaign raises critical financial support necessary to provide literacy programs by providing an efficient and community-wide platform to increase awareness and much-needed funds that support our tutoring, community classes, workplace and parent literacy programs.
Literacy is the basis for success in all other areas of life. It enables people to gain better employment to provide food, clothing, shelter and health care for themselves and their families.
And the children of literate parents are much more likely to succeed in school.
The 2018 Frederick Community Assessment Report conducted by the Frederick County Community Foundation identified several common stressors that negatively impacted the well-being of families. These include financial hardship, housing and food instability, health issues and lack of affordable childcare. Illiteracy compounds each of these stressors, erecting a barrier that severely limits the financial options of a family. While these are multifaceted and complex issues, adult literacy is the one factor that can have a positive impact across the board.
Visit http://www.unityfrederick.com/ to learn more about the campaign.