25 Years

Giving Thanks

The great thing about Thanksgiving (okay, besides the copious amounts of gravy) is that it is a holiday entirely devoted to appreciating what you have. Every year, it reminds us to stop and express the gratitude that sometimes gets lost beneath the rush of daily life.

At Seeds of Literacy, we have so much to be thankful for.

We’re grateful for every adult who walks through our door to say, “I want more from my life, and I know I need an education to do that.” We know that’s not easy to do. We know it takes courage. And we are thankful for your resolve, openness, and trust.

We are grateful for every volunteer who gives the gift of their presence to us.

It’s normal to get caught up in the wants and concerns of our own lives, yet there are so many wonderful people who have made Seeds of Literacy a part of their lives.

People who take their time — that precious commodity we all covet — and actually share it with us. Just because they believe in what we do, because they see the difference in a student at the end of class.

We’re thankful for every donor who asks themselves, “How can I help?”, and gives whatever they can to make a real difference in our community.

Literacy is valuable. Learning is priceless. Our donors know this and give to share the wealth of education with others. Seeds of Literacy wouldn’t be here for people like Eric and Amy without them.

Personally, I’m thankful for my coworkers. We are indeed small, but the amount of respect and kindness that they express towards everyone involved here is greater than any number.

Every day, we work to help adults in Cleveland — single mothers, grandparents, dads with minimum wage jobs– gain the skills they need to be more empowered in their lives.

Every day, there are so many people who are a part of our mission to change lives through literacy.

And every day, you have our gratitude.

Thank you.