Literacy Kansas City joins National Day of Giving

Contact: Carrie Coogan, (816) 333-9332,

Following the Thanksgiving whirlwind of shopping, Tuesday, Dec. 3, has been designated a nationwide day to give. The second annual Giving Tuesday will include Literacy Kansas City, the local non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults ages 16 and up learn to read.

Literacy Kansas City trains volunteer tutors to work with students to improve their reading skills for better jobs, college classes or even reading aloud to their children. Donations are used for student assessments, volunteer training and reading materials.

On Giving Tuesday, the public is welcome to view students and tutors working together throughout the day at the Literacy Kansas City offices, 211 W. Armour Blvd, 3rd Floor. A new student orientation class will be held at 1:00 p.m.

Donors can help Literacy Kansas City on Dec. 3 at #Giving Tuesday, by texting GIVE READ to 84465 to donate $10. The non-profit organization's goal is to raise $5,000 during the 24-hour period.

Photo Caption: Volunteer tutor Nancy Waldner meets twice a week with her Literacy Kansas City student.

For more information, contact: Carrie Coogan, Executive Director,, and see for texting terms.

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