On May 26, 2015, Sun Life Financial, Direct Account Delivery division held a golf tournament at Doon Valley Golf Course. Steve Fay-Cosman, Director, Account Delivery, advised us that this year they chose The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region (TLG) as the agency they would donate to. It was the perfect day for a tournament and the event raised $8100 for The Literacy Group.
One of the sponsors for the tournament, Equi -Soft, donated $ 1000 directly TLG as part of the funds raised. Steve also reached out to Microsoft who generously provided us with numerous pieces of software which will be put to good use.
Today 1 in 4 people struggle with literacy and do not have the necessary skills to get/keep a job, participate in academic upgrading or have the necessary daily living skills to participate in a high tech world. Tutors, like Steve a few years ago, have helped us make a difference with adults in our community. Our volunteer tutors contribute over 7000 hours annually and have helped an average of 200 adults upgrade their literacy and Essential Skills.
This money will be used to buy resources for those who are in our free programs.
Thank you on behalf of all our adult learners and staff.
Carol Risidore , Executive Director