A few Wal-Mart stores are helping support Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc (LVA-PW).
The Woodbridge-based non-profit received $1,000 grants from the Wal-Mart in Woodbridge, the Sam’s Club in Woodbridge, and the Wal-Mart in Stafford.
The grants will be used to support the LVA-PW ESL and Job Readiness Program, which seeks to help new immigrants become self-sufficient by teaching them English and skills they can use in the workforce, according to a release.
About 10 percent of LVA-PW adults work or have worked at Wal-Mart stores.
LVA-PW has been serving the community for 27 years. It aims to teach adults valuable skills, including reading and writing.
One mother of three who is originally from Afghanistan learned English through LVA-PW classes. She works full-time at Wal-Mart
“I am so grateful to LVA-PW,” the mother said in a release. “Thanks to you, I now have a job that I love and I can take care of my family.”
To learn more information about the non-profit and how to help, visit LVA-PW’s website or call 703-670-5702.
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