Picture this: 41,000 adults in Simpson, Allen, Logan, and Warren counties, each yearning to read a story to their child, understand a medicine label, or navigate a job application. These aren’t just numbers; they’re neighbors, friends, and family members living in shadow of low literacy.

32,000 among those are considered functionally illiterate: unable to successfully determine the meaning of sentences, read relatively short texts to locate a single piece of information, or complete simple forms.

The need for change is urgent and personal. Your donation doesn’t just give the gift of reading to adults in our area—it rewrites futures, fosters independence, and uplifts our entire community.

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