Literacy Council Gulf Coast is hosting its annual Passion for Fashion fundraising event on February 5, 2020 featuring clothes from Chico’s FAS and keynote address by FGCU’s Vice President, University Advancement and Executive Director, FGCU Foundation, Kitty Green. The event will include lunch, a glass of champagne, a fashion show and silent auction featuring some of the best items from across Southwest Florida.

“This fashion show is something the community looks forward to every year,” said Sue Holman, President & CEO of Literacy Council Gulf Coast. “We believe that literacy is the key that unlocks a person’s ability to learn, and our programs are the tools that help them get there. This event supports our programs. And, our students and donors have fun doing it!”

“Literacy benefits everyone,” said Holman. “Our economy, our schools, and our society.”

Celebrating over 30 years of excellence in education, Literacy Council Gulf Coast (LCGC) helps adults and children acquire the literacy skills necessary to improve their quality of life. Students with effective English language skills are more likely to obtain their GED or continue to higher education, gain meaningful employment, and better provide for their families. With programs offered in GED and U.S. Citizenship preparation, worksite literacy, and family literacy, LCGC serves students across Lee County, North Naples and LaBelle. In 2018-2019, nearly 2,700 students attended Literacy Council classes.

Studies show that salaries of adults with below-basic literacy skills are on average $28,000 less than salaries of adults with proficient skills. Read the full Literacy Council Gulf Coast 2019 Impact Report here:

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