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Please Join us for ScrabbleFest 2015

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. is ready for its 10th annual ScrabbleFest. Scrabble games will take place in WNY homes & businesses from January to March 2015.

The event offers businesses and individuals the chance to host Scrabble parties to raise funds for the nonprofit organization. The money helps supports its mission of, among other things, tutoring more than 300 Western New Yorkers each year.

“We ask the community for its support of ScrabbleFest, as proceeds directly support our adult and children’s literacy programs,” said Susan Shaft. “One in five Western New York residents is functionally illiterate and reversing that alarming trend is our critical goal.”

At the core of the effort is one-on-one tutoring of adults struggling to read. Volunteers participate in a training program and are matched with clients for weekly sessions. Tutors commit to a minimum of one year.

ScrabbleFest 2015 kicks off on Wednesday, January 14th at The Filling Station from 5:00-7:00pm. Come beat the winter blues at a ScabbleFest event with family and friends, while kindly supporting literacy programs provided by Literacy New York Buffalo Niagara.

For more information about hosting or attending a SCRABBLEFEST PARTY please call 716.876.899.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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