Photo courtesy of BEACON For Adult Literacy
Giving Tuesday is a movement that encourages the public to give back.
Many choose to celebrate this day, which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, by supporting non-profits.
This year, county residents can help BEACON For Adult Literacy win funding.
It’s participating in the Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington’s Give Local Campaign on December 1.
The organization that has the most unique donors will win $1,500, according to BEACON For Adult Literacy Executive Director Jen Mora Zuñiga.
Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., BEACON For Adult Literacy is participating in a power hour. If it receives the most unique donors during this time, it wins $1,000.
“We wanted to invite the greater Prince William area to join us and support us, whether it’s by making a donation to BEACON or considering giving their time at BEACON or somewhere else,” Zuñiga said.
Those who would like to participate in the upcoming campaign can make a donation on the Give Local Together website on Giving Tuesday.
BEACON For Adult Literacy was established by Sister Eileen Heaps in 1992.
“We’re all about empowering adult language learners to meet their personal and professional goals, and we do that through literacy education,” Zuñiga said.
Citizenship and English are the main classes offered. Students learn about American and technology and life skills, as well.
Due to the Coronavirus, the non-profit is providing the courses through Zoom.
Visit the BEACON’s website to learn more information.
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