Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Angels fluttered their wings and gold dust landed on LIFT

LIFT is so very fortunate to have Angels that love what we do!

One of our volunteer teachers anonymously donated $10,000 to LIFT last week to buy new GED books!

Yesterday the Tincy and Vance Miller Family donated $19,000 to LIFT from the proceeds of the Vance C. Miller, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament.

All that gold dust is making me giddy! Thank you LIFT Angels for supporting our adult learners and our community by offering the gift of reading to those that need it most.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

KERA and LIFT...did you know...

KERA, Dallas' public television station and LIFT share the same birth year....1961! And, KERA had 'live' reading classes for adults taught by the women of the National Council of Jewish Women who founded LIFT. Pat Peiser, one of LIFT's founding NCJW members, remembers the morning and afternoon classes where anybody with a television could tune in to take reading classes. As a history buff, I just love recognizing these connections. Happy 50th Birthday KERA. Happy 50th Birthday LIFT. Two fantastic educational institutions still serving the North Texas community. Lisa Hembry

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Half Price Books - Literacy Champion!!!

Every LIFT Volunteer Teacher who attends our annual Appreciation Brunch this year will get a special gift from Half Price Books! RSVP today at volunteerappreciation@lift-texas.org. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, April 16th from 10 am until Noon at St. Monica's Family Center. There will be door prizes too including a Kindle (gift of Nancy Schulze and Chapman, Hext and Co.), designer necklace from Tibbets Beadia and lots more. Be there or...be square. Have a great day. Lisa

Monday, April 4, 2011

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

LIFT has the most wonderful volunteers on the planet. And, Dallas-Fort Worth is one of most giving communities in the world. We will celebrate the work of our volunteer instructors on Saturday, April 16th from 10am until noon at St. Monica's Family Center. If you are or have been a LIFT volunteer, we hope you'll join us but be sure to let us know you're coming. RSVP volunteerappreciation@lift-texas.org. Aren't we lucky to be here! Take a moment today to thank someone you know who volunteers their time, energy and/or resources to make this world a better place. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that is a life-changing experience for the giver and the receiver, please consider volunteering for LIFT. Thank you, Lisa Hembry