Literacy Gets the Vote at Sowing Seeds of Hope
What’s “read,” white, and blue? Seeds of Literacy’s Unconventional Convention!
Nearly 200 guests joined us at this year’s election-themed Sowing Seeds of Hope Brunch and Auction to support Seeds’ free literacy tutoring and GED® preparation. This year’s event also saw almost $36, 000 in sponsorships — more than a 15% increase from last year!
Everyone’s support creates real change in the lives of adult students, as guests heard from our graduate speakers.
“Ten years ago, I would have never thought that I would be here,” shared Margo Hudson, a Seeds GED grad and current volunteer tutor at Seeds West. “I didn’t think I had anything to offer to anyone. I didn’t have my GED. I didn’t have much self-confidence.
I am here to tell you doors open with education. Finding Seeds was a turning point in my life. Because of literacy, my life is now limitless.”
“I didn’t think I had anything to offer anyone. Because of literacy, my life is now limitless.”
Recent Seeds of Literacy grad Tina Robinson echoed Margo’s feelings. In her speech, she shared that she found Seeds’ tutors and materials more supportive and helpful than any other adult education program she went to. With her GED credential checked-off, now she’s excited to start college.
As always, volunteers were vital to the event’s success, and a special thank-you goes out to Diane McFeeley for her wonderful decorations.
Thanks to all our “delegates” who voted for literacy and made this year’s Sowing Seeds of Hope Brunch and Auction a winning event by a landslide.
Check out photos from Sowing Seeds of Hope with the slideshow below or visit our flickr page.