On April 4, 2018, Aubrey Jha, Commercial Lending Service Coordinator, and Thomas Heck-Howard, Vice President from Sandy Spring Bank, presented Deborah Abbott, Executive Director, of Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. (LVA-PW) with a generous $1,328.05 donation check.
Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. (LVA-PW) is an award-winning community-based adult literacy organization whose mission is to teach adults the life-changing skills of reading, writing, and speaking English which will enable them to prosper in our society.
LVA-PW is the largest adult literacy non-profit in Prince William County offering year-round enrollment to meet the literacy needs of low-income adults, helping them become more self-sufficient, positively impacting their families and the community as a whole. LVA-PW has served the community for over 27 years and offers classroom and one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, civics and citizenship, computer and financial literacy, job readiness – levels from beginning to advanced and an innovative Confidence Course.
This donation is just one example of Sandy Spring Bank’s commitment to the community and was the result of their recent employee fundraising event, “Casual for a Cause”. Sandy Spring Bank has served the Washington DC area for 150 years and is the region’s largest locally-headquartered community bank. Their long-standing record of giving back to the communities they serve resulted in LVA-PW being the recipient of a $1,328.05 donation.
Thanks to community partners, like Sandy Spring Bank, LVA-PW is able to serve over 700 adults each year with the help of over 220 trained volunteer tutors.