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The Reading Connection




Reading Connection

Jason Hughes, newest member of Azalea Charities' Board of Directors, presents Ms. Courtney Kissell, Executive Director of The Reading Connection with a check for $750.00 for the purchase of books and reading materials.

"Azalea Charities will continue its support of organizations such as The Reading Connection who are making a difference in the lives of our youth and adults," says Hughes.


Literacy Volunteers

Robert Yeager, member of the Board of Directors of Azalea Charities, Inc., presents George Kerr, Board member of Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William Inc. with a check for $1000.00.



Supporting local schools from Alexandria to Fredericksburg
From October 2008 through January 2009, Azalea Charities donated over $11,500 to schools and educational groups in Northern Virginia. Click here to see a list of schools and organizations receiving these funds.

Potomac News Partners in Education Program
The Partners in Education Program is a dynamic partnership between area businesses, community organizations, educational systems and the Potomac News. The goal is to develop the skilled readers, effective communicators, critical thinkers and informed citizens who will lead our nation in the future.  Azalea Charities provides financial support to this program.

The Reading Connection
Arlington VA 
The Reading Connection is dedicated to bringing books and a lifelong love of reading to children in housing crisis.  TRC recognizes the critical relationship that exists among literacy, academic success, and breaking the cycle of poverty.  Three established programs and services provide a continuum of care for children living in housing crisis. Azalea Charities provides funding to purchase books for these programs.

various schools from Arlington to Fredericksburg, VA
Azalea Charities provides funds for teachers in underprivileged schools by adopting a classroom.  Depending upon the needs of the classroom, these efforts provide extra resources to help kids achieve their learning goals.

Literacy Voluntees of PWC

Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William
This group was founded in 1991 by local librarian Dona Swanson. Their mission is to teach adults to read. LVA-PW is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America, a nationwide organization of over 1,200 member organizations. LVA-PW takes volunteers from the community, trains them to be tutors, and then matches them with adults with low level literacy skills. LVA-PW provides the professional training, material, and support that enables the volunteers to be effective tutors. All tutoring services to the student are free.