The Literacy & Learning Center hosted a volunteer luncheon on Sept. 29 to honor and celebrate the incredible volunteers who support the organization’s mission to promote literacy and learning in the community.
The event was a warm and welcoming gathering where current, former, and future volunteers came together to connect, share stories, and enjoy a tasty and comforting southern-style meal prepared by Development Officer Jenni Edwards.
TL&LC Executive Director Bonnie Potts shared the organization’s history that began in 1993, thanks to the inspiration and efforts of Susie DeVille and Derek Taylor.
TL&LC Program Manager Caroline Cox discussed the range of programs provided by the organization and expressed her sincere gratitude for the invaluable contributions of all TL&LC volunteers.
She highlighted the many ways volunteers make a difference in the lives of others, from tutoring children and adults to organizing community events to providing administrative support.
“Our volunteers are the heart and soul of TL&LC,” said Cox. “We are so grateful for their dedication, passion, and commitment to our mission. We could not do what we do without them.”
Before dinner, guests connected with like-minded individuals who share their commitment to creating positive change.
The luncheon was also an opportunity to recognize some of TL&LC’s most outstanding volunteers for their exceptional service.
The TL&LC Volunteer Luncheon was an excellent way to celebrate the power of community and the impact of volunteerism.
TL&LC staff said they are grateful for every volunteer who makes their work possible.
Pictured at the top of the article are TL&LC staff and volunteers at A Celebration of Community and Impact volunteer luncheon.