An upcoming fundraiser is providing support to English language learners in western Prince William County.
BEACON for Adult Literacy in Bristow is having a Scrabble Scramble from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 2.
The fundraiser will occur at Linton Hall School, which is located at 9535 Linton Hall Road.
In addition to playing Scrabble, attendees can enjoy food and participate in a raffle.
Proceeds from the annual event will benefit BEACON for Adult Literacy.
“It’s just for a really great cause — it helps adult literacy,” Executive Director Jen Mora Zuñiga said. “This is our big fundraiser each year, so we really depend on the funds from this.”
Since its foundation in 1992, the non-profit has helped community members build their literacy skills.
It offers English and citizenship classes in Manassas and Manassas Park.
Individuals who don’t speak the main language of a community, Zuñiga explained, may struggle to visit a doctor, help their children with homework, or find a job.
“We help students improve every aspect of their lives that they need to work on so that they can have a better future for them and their families,” she said.
The is accepting donations. It’s also looking for volunteers who can teach English, assist with individual tutoring, and provide technological support in the classes.
“Our program is mostly run by volunteers,” Zuñiga said. “All of the classes are delivered by volunteer, trained teachers.”
BEACON for Adult Literacy can be reached at (703) 368-7491.