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May 2021
Student Story
“When I first got here, it’s like a home. You’ve treated me like family.”

Sandra only joined us at LVGH last fall, but it was something she had been dreaming of for much longer. “In Jamaica, I always told myself whenever I raise my kids, I'm going to try to go back to school to try to further my education,” she says. “I told them I'd give them anything I could to help them get the education I didn't get. When she was finally ready, it was Sandra’s niece, who she says she raised like a daughter, who helped her use the internet to find out about us.


She settled in quickly. “When I first got here, it’s like a home. You’ve treated me like family.” She made progress just as fast. “Now, when I’m looking at words on the TV or I see a piece of paper, I’m trying to read it.”

We got to know Sandra pretty quickly, as well. She laughed telling us, “I was talking to my niece and told her I was ready to ask about LVGH helping me get a job. Before I even got the chance, you asked me a few days later, ‘Sandra, are you ready to look for a job?’ I was so glad.”

Now, Sandra is a full-time employee at a local warehouse and is still making time to come to class to improve her reading and writing. “Coming here, being a student, meeting teachers- you're just welcome. I like it. I would tell anyone about it.” We’re so proud of Sandra for taking that step for herself and can’t wait to see how far she goes.

Birdies for Charity
Donate Now and Match Your Gift 15%!

We are raising money through Birdies for Charity and thanks to the support of Webster Bank, LVGH will receive a 15% bonus on top of each donation made now through June 27th!

 Increase the impact of your gift by donating here and sharing this link for others who may wish to take advantage of this program.

As always, thank you for your support!
Dreaming of a Getaway?
LVGH Travel Auction Opens June 14th

  

LVGH is excited to announce our first ever Travel Auction!

Bid on nine packages that will take you from the sunny beaches of Antigu
a to the rustic beauty of Panama to the vast savannahs of South Africa. 

Bidding opens on Monday, June 14th and closes on Saturday, June 19th at 9 PM EST. Get your bids in early!

Click here to set up your bidder account and start browsing today!

May 2021
Student Successes

As some of you may remember from a previous Student Story, Sam and Arlene have been working in our Sodexo Job Training Program serving meals to their community since the start of the pandemic. Now, they have both passed their ServSafe tests and been hired by Sodexo. Thank you so much for your dedication to the program, Sam and Arlene, and congratulations on your achievements!


 
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