Literacy DuPage receives donation of new computers from Naperville Bank & Trust

 
Submitted by Cassandra Shepherd
Updated 5/21/2021 12:54 PM

Naperville Bank & Trust recently presented a generous gift of new Lenovo computers to Literacy DuPage, one of Illinois' largest volunteer tutor literacy organizations. The donation includes seven laptops and six desktop computers with monitors.

These devices will be provided to lower-income adult learners in DuPage County, who are currently limited to receiving virtual one-to-one tutoring via cellphones.

 

According to U.S. Census figures, approximately 1.1 million Illinois households do not have computer access, creating a challenge for remote learning.

These donated computers will support instruction for adults who have reached out to Literacy DuPage to improve their English language reading, speaking, comprehension, and writing skills. Communicating effectively and increasing fluency leads to safer, more productive, and richer lives. Volunteer tutors help learners understand and use English to become more independent and successful at home, at work, and in the community.

Literacy DuPage Executive Director Bobbi Burgstone shared, "Thanks to Naperville Bank & Trust, our adult students will greatly benefit with more advanced English language instruction made possible with these new personal computers."

About Literacy DuPage

Literacy DuPage provides free, customized, one-to-one English language tutoring for adults. Established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1972, Literacy DuPage annually serves more than 500 learners across more than 30 communities throughout DuPage County, enlisting its army of over 400 volunteer tutors. Students are men and women of all ages, nationalities, and social backgrounds. To become a volunteer, make a donation, or gain more information, call Literacy DuPage at (630) 942-5210 or visit www.literacydupage.org.

About Naperville Bank & Trust

Naperville Bank & Trust is part of the family of more than 175 Wintrust Community Banks across the Chicago area, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana that provide customized financial solutions and personalized guidance for residents and local businesses. As a true community bank, we reinvest funds back into the organizations and charities that make our area special, and we're proud to get involved, host events, and offer the extra services our customers truly benefit from.

For more information, visit banknaperville.com or on www.facebook.com/NapervilleBank.

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