Our next Tutor Workshop will be held November 29, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hawley from 10: A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
All of us, right now, can think back to school and a smile will come to your face as you remember one particular teacher who actually made a difference in your path. You, through a little of your time and effort, can cause the same smile on the face of a WPALP program student. If you have been thinking of a way to contribute a small amount of time to really benefit your community, this is the start. We will teach you and give you the tools you need to become a local hero and have a wonderful legacy.
Please email your interest to email@example.com and I will email you all of the information.
"A student is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lighted'. Socrates
Did you know that right now here in Wayne and Pike counties, almost one out of every four people (22%) needs help with basic literacy skills? What a toll that is for those individuals, their potential employers, and our community!
Thanks to our Lamplighter contributors in 2017, we were able to continue our program without interruption, though it was a close call. In 2011 the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program fell victim to government cost-cutting measures and now receives NO state or federal funding. We have continued offering services since 2011 only because of wise money management, fund-raising activities, and the generous grants/donations of local foundations, churches, service clubs, businesses, and individuals. So, we are turning to you as we launch our 2018 “Lamplighter Campaign”.
For 30 years, WPALP has served more than 4000 adults--those who come to us with little or no ability to read, those who want to improve English Language and math skills, and those seeking the GED credential, including many inmates in both county correctional facilities. We offer custom-designed instruction prepared and delivered by caring, dedicated volunteer tutors at 40 locations throughout Pike and Wayne counties that are convenient to both the tutors and their students.
To help you better understand our needs, the annual cost to support one student is a little over $600. That’s right, just $600 covers the cost to recruit, enroll, assess, orient, train, equip, and monitor one student/tutor pair. That means we can meet our annual budget needs with 100 donations of $600 each or 600 donations of $100! With a population of 100,000 in our two counties, that doesn’t seem like an impossible task, does it? However, because we know that you may want to support WPALP in other ways, our Lamplighter Campaign has several levels of giving. We have a bonus for our Lamplighters this year. If you want public recognition for your donations individually or for your business, you would be listed (with your permission) on our new, state of the art web page. Of course, if you wish to remain anonymous we will honor your wishes as always.
To help you better understand what WPALP does, here is just one success story, please go to http: wpalp.org. for many more stories of success mad possible by your contributions.
About to lose his family farm, a man, who had dropped out of school in the 8th grade, realized he needed to get an outside job to supplement his income. He found he needed a high school diploma to even apply for the types of jobs he was seeking. With the help of a tutor, he recently got his GED!!
Your support will enable us to continue providing free-of-charge, life-changing opportunities to those in need of literacy help. The very survival of WPALP depends on you and your fellow citizens.
Be a Lamplighter! Change someone’s entire world! We so appreciate whatever you can give.
Annette Petry, Board President Gary D. Linton, Executive Director
Your SUPPORT is needed right now! 2018 Donation Schedule
*Become a Patron of Literacy $1,000 +
(With your permission, your name and business information will be added to all our marketing material, new web page and media as a “Literacy Patron” of WPALP)
*Become a Gold Lamplighter ___________________________________________$600
(This amount will fund one student/tutor pair for one year!)
*Become a Silver Lamplighter _________________________________________$300
*Become a Bronze Lamplighter ________________________________________$200
* Be the Flame __________________________________________________________$100
*Spread the Light $ ______________________________________________________Other
**Flame to Patron Check below to allow us to acknowledge your contributions**
*_______I'd like to know more about becoming a volunteer tutor and/or board member.
*______Please acknowledge my contributions. All Lamplighters will be featured in ALL
WPALP publications, web page and marketing and at ALL events throughout the calendar year!
Please check all that apply and return this page with your donation to:
The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
1406 N. Main Street
Honesdale PA. 18431
The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible EIN. # 23-2452219
WPALP has just mailed our 2018 "Lamplighter Annual Fundraiser" If you have not received one and are interested in making a tax deductible contribution to this unique and highly successful program, please call, email or copy this from and mail. Your help is incalculable to our community.
As of today Wayne Bank became our first, "Bronze Level Sponsor", investing in our program and supporting our community (as they always do sucessfully) through our new Sponsorship Program. Please email WPALP for more information on this great way to support our community.
The third weekend in October brings three exciting film festivals to communities throughout our region.
On October 20th, Canal town’s 5th Annual Spookyfest will return to The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA with a selection of short, spooky movies created by area filmmakers, including a spooky commercial from Wayne Bank.
From October 19th-21st, the inaugural Great Western Catskills International Film Festival will take place throughout various venues in Andes, NY with the best in independent film from all over the world.
The Black Bear Film Festival will also return to Milford, PA, from October 19th-21st, with outstanding independent films, celebrities, and special events to promote economic development in the region. Enjoy an entertaining weekend at one of these fantastic local film festivals.
Lewis J. Critelli, President & Chief Executive Officer Wayne Bank
Annette Petry and I received a substantial donation for the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program from the Wayne County Bar Association President, Ronald M. Bugaj, Esq. (Tan Coat) and association members. The Wayne County Bar Association is the place to find any and all legal help you may need.
Support from our local businesses and associations is our biggest advantage in helping students become productive members of our community.
WPALP reached a milestone when we celebrated 30 years of community service.
“The challenges we face in our communities are complex and there is no easy solution. The goal of the PPL Foundation is to bring together people, ideas and resources to tackle some of these challenges collectively,” said Lissette Santana, Chief Operating Officer of the PPL Foundation. “We’re proud to be able to support nonprofit organizations working to address the issues most relevant to our community”.