Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council challenging community to help

The Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council is challenging each and every restaurant, law firm, government agency, small business, religious organization and individual to help open the door to adult literacy in Stephens County.

Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council Center Director Juanita Weiss told WNEG News that there are several ways for the community to become involved with aiding in adult literacy throughout the county.

Higher literacy creates better employees; attracts more business to the community; lessens crime; provides a better economic environment; and makes for a happier, more secure community population.

This challenge can be answered in a number of ways, says Weiss.

Simply volunteering your time to tutor in math and/or reading; In-Kind donations, whether it be talent, skill, products or services you can offer can make a difference; and monetary donations are always welcomed and help programs such as these continue.

For questions regarding how you can become involved contact Weiss at 706-282-5171, or you can swing by the Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council’s office located at 158 S. Broad Street, Toccoa.