Kristi and I are thrilled to announce our brand-new partnership with Literacy Kansas City.
I’ve had a few people ask me what Literacy Kansas City is and it occurred to me that not everyone is aware of the desperate need for literacy programs in all geographical areas. For example, approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. Literacy Kansas City’s goal is to help raise awareness of our community’s significant literacy needs and provide free one-to-one and small group tutoring programs. Their volunteers give the gift of self-esteem, new opportunities, and capabilities that literacy brings to virtually every aspect of a student’s life.
Why are Kristi and I so passionate about literacy? Because we LOVE to read and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to love it as much as we do. Kristi was a reading volunteer at her kids school in Liberty for years. She also loves that her children have started to share that passion for reading, they will even recommend books for her to read. I have an English Literature Degree and a background volunteering with the Barrie Literacy Council in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I’m also the daughter of a school librarian and I am a school library volunteer. I LOVE (it’s that big and bold love again) working in the school library. Who knew? I guess I really am my mother’s daughter.
So where does Hang Ups in KC come in? We are in the process of creating a brand new line of jewelry dedicated to the joy of reading in the form of inspirational words and quotes. The jewelry will be in our usual eclectic style using mostly vintage and repurposed items. A portion of every sale in this line will be dedicated to Literacy Kansas City. Our brand new Literacy Kansas City line of jewelry can be found on our website by clicking on the jewelry tab. To make it super easy, here’s the link: http://www.hangupsinkc.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=78_80. Here is a sneak peak of what we have available online right now.
We would truly appreciate it if you could help us to spread the word about our new jewelry line in support of Literacy Kansas City. This is the link to our website’s home page (www.hangupsinkc.com). We would also love to hear what you think we should create – so many of our friends and followers have brilliantly creative minds.
For more information about Literacy Kansas City and their initiatives please visit www.literacykc.org.
I guarantee that your city has the same needs as Kansas City. Go ahead and google literacy programs in your area. They are looking for all kinds of support like tutor volunteers, book donations, sponsors, etc. If you are as passionate about literacy as we are maybe there is something you can do to make a difference.