Rotary Donates to Literacy Volunteers
The Sturbridge Rotary Club has donated $5,000 to Literacy Volunteers of South Central MA located in Southbridge.  This agency covers the six-town area of Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton, Webster, Dudley and Oxford.  For more than 40 years, LVSCM has helped residents to open new doors of opportunity by teaching them to read, write and speak English.  “In 2017, we provided instruction to over 150 adults with plans to grow that number in 2018.  We rely on grant monies and support of community organizations, such as Sturbridge Rotary, to enable us to carry on our mission,” says Holly Christo, Executive Director. 
Photo Caption:  PDG Klaus Hachfeld and Holly Christo, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers.
As an all-volunteer organization, LVSCM aims to reach people who may not have been able to attend classroom programs due to common issues such as scheduling, childcare, transportation, or lack of funds.  “We’re happy to support Literacy Volunteers with funds from our educational trust account.  Providing education fits into one of our focus areas as Rotarians," stated Past District Governor, Klaus Hachfeld.