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Executive Director Note – March 2019

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

Every year in March, for the past several years, San Antonio Youth Literacy has participated in The Big Give. This year will be no exception. On March 28, the Non-Profit Council will once again be sponsoring The Big Give. For those of you not familiar with The Big Give, it is held annually for one day only to give individuals in San Antonio and across south Texas an opportunity to go on line and donate to one or more of over 500 nonprofit organizations. For many of these organizations, this is a major fundraising event and SAYL is no exception. Over the years, through the generosity of our supporters, we have been very fortunate in meeting and exceeding our goals. Our goal this year is to raise $12,000.00.

SAYL currently partners with 71 campuses in 4 school districts across San Antonio. Reading Buddies is a research-based tutoring/mentoring reading program offered at no cost to the districts or students we serve. We are able to provide our services at no cost in large part because of the many individual donors who are familiar with our program and appreciate the high level of success we enjoy with the 2ndgrade students we assist.

For those of you who are loyal supporters, we thank you and ask you to reaffirm your support through a donation on March 28. For those of you who may not have donated before, please consider doing so and of course, to those of you who are currently volunteering as Reading Buddies – THANK YOU! As always, I encourage you to become part of the solution of children’s literacy.

Deborah Valdez, Executive Director

SAYL Intern

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