Message from Literacy Nova Scotia’s Executive Director, Jayne Hunter.
Literacy Nova Scotia is excited to announce their first 50/50 online raffle!
You could win up to $25,000! Tickets are $10.00 each with 5000 tickets available. The winning ticket will be drawn at the NSPGI for Literacy Gala Dinner and Auction at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on April 30, 2019 at 7:00pm with a live Facebook broadcast. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to use specifically for PGI grants for community learning organizations. This draw is part of our major fundraiser sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
LNS would like to thank you for your support and encourage you to purchase tickets and tell people about this fundraising opportunity. Share links through your social media and email and help us make this a success. Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and ticket purchase links as they become available. LNS website.
Monies raised will support community-based learning organizations and allow adult learners in your community access to the services and support they need to achieve their goals. PGI literacy grants provide much needed funding for things like childcare, transportation and nourishment, classroom resources and supplies, enhanced learning opportunities, IT equipment and much more.
2018 Nova Learning Inc. Nova Scotia Learner Achievement Award
Mike Harris left high school in grade ten when he was seventeen years old. “I left school and went out to work. I got driving fines and was in court a few times.” Mike says six years later, he left work to ‘dig blood worms’, and two years after that – ‘ten years of roofing’.
Then Mike was faced with the challenge of making a new life for himself with a criminal record, no Grade 12, and health problems. “I couldn’t get work anywhere. A change was needed. I started with my driver's license. I paid my fines and rewrote the test, getting my full license. After that, my teacher Joy Power at Valley Community Learning Association helped me with my GED, and then helped me get a pardon.”
“Things could have turned out differently for Mike,” says his teacher Joy Power, “but he has turned things around and continues to impress me with the dedication he brings to his education and life. After getting his GED, and receiving the pardon, we began working on employment together. I helped him find his current position. He loves it there – it suits his desire to work outdoors - and they love him there as well. The company is in full support of his plan to attend NSCC Kingstec in the Cool Climate Winery program in January.”
“My GED and the pardon are life changing. I have come a long way.”~ Mike Harris
Ticket prices are $10.00 each
Draw Date: April 30th, 2019
Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront