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October 2021
Alumni Update
Veronika on Life Since LVGH
 

It’s always fun to catch up with former LVGH students. After leaving LVGH, Veronika went on to college and now works at CVS Health as an Internal Audit Advisor. We are so proud of all her accomplishments. She paid us a visit recently and said the following about her experience here:
 
"I always remember when and how I started my journey in America, and, oddly enough, everything started with the summer classes at LVGH back in 2014 when my family and I just arrived in CT from Ukraine. Those classes helped tremendously! LVGH helped me prepare for college in the fall, and my Mom was able to eventually get a job at LVGH which helped her future career a lot. I am always going to be grateful for the tutors and the opportunity that LVGH had provided and keeps providing to new immigrants every day. You can't even imagine how big it is and how important it is for all new people who arrive in America with little English but with a lot of hope for a better and brighter future for them and their families! I am thankful for all your help and support at the beginning with my English."

Save the Date
Facing the Future Virtual Auction

LVGH is holding our second annual Virtual Auction in lieu of an in-person gala this winter. While we regret not seeing you all for the gala, we are looking forward to offering a huge variety of experiences, memberships, and gifts that we think you'll be excited to bid on in support of our literacy students and programs.

And just in time for the holidays, too! Our auction opens on Sunday, November 28th at 4 PM and closes Friday, December 3rd. Registration begins November 23rd, but stay tuned for plenty of sneak peaks on our social media pages all month long. 
Support our Community Meals Program
Donation Food Bags Available at ShopRite

    
Once again, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is partnering with ShopRite in support of our Food Services Job Training Program.

The East Hartford location of ShopRite (at 31 Main St) has pre-filled grocery bags full of products and ingredients that our food service program uses for the twice weekly community dinner in East Hartford.

With the purchase of one of these bags, you can help support this program that has continued to feed food insecure families non-stop throughout the entirety of the COVID crisis. Please consider stopping by ShopRite in East Hartford to support this program!

Did You Know?
Support LVGH with Planned Giving

IRAs, 401(K), 403(B) and other retirement accounts grow tax-deferred, often becoming quite large over the years. Unlike other types of investments, funds withdrawn from retirement accounts can be taxable to you and, eventually, to your heirs.

Designating Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford as the beneficiary of your retirement account will remove it from your estate for federal estate tax purposes. Plus, there is no income-tax assessed against your estate or your heirs when the funds are transferred to LVGH, allowing you to avoid multiple taxes. For more information, please contact your financial advisor.  For information regarding LVGH’s planned giving program, please contact Diane Klingman.

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