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posted: 1/7/2013 3:45 PM

Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley receive grant

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Submitted by Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley has received a $5,850 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for laptop computers, e-learning software and accounting software.

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The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the greater Aurora area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County.

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley helps adults acquire the literacy skills that they need to function more effectively in contemporary U.S. society. Through trained volunteers and organizational staff, it offers one-to-one tutoring focusing on reading, writing, speaking and understanding in English.

"We are so pleased to count The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley among our supporters," said Peg Coker, executive director. "By purchasing new laptops and upgrading software, we can increase our efficiency and maximize the work hours we have to support adult students and their volunteer tutors." For information about The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, visit or call (630) 896-7800. For more information about Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley, visit www.lvfv.orgor call (630) 584-4428.

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