ILP-DC Walk for Literacy - Sept 14th, 2008
ILP-DC Walk for Literacy
Sunday, Sept 14, 2008
8:30 am to Noon
Burke Lake Park (703-323-6600)
(Near Ice Cream Parlor)
7315 Ox Road,
Fairfax Station, Virginia
(Watch for Ice Cream Parlor at Item 'C')
No entry fee.
Refreshments will be provided.
By empowering every individual we serve with
functional literacy and an understanding of their basic
rights and responsibilities, ILP strives to be a catalyst
for 100% literacy in India.
How does the Walkathon help the cause of literacy?
The funds you raise at the Walkathon will go towards
funding literacy programs in India. For example: In
2004, ILP distributed $126,000 to 25 literacy
projects run by NGOs [Non-governmental organizations]
across 10 different states.
How can I participate in the Walkathon?
By following the simple instructions listed on the left. This
includes registering online, printing out and filling
the pledge form. Please remember to bring the completed
pledge form and funds collected with you to the
Who can I collect pledges from?
Ask for pledges from friends, family, co-workers,
neighbors, business associates, fellow students,
teachers, your doctor, or just about anyone you know!
How much money should I collect in pledges?
Whatever you can. It takes an average of $30 to educate
one person for a year in India and the money you raise will make a small
contribution towards reducing illiteracy in India.
What portion of the pledge funds I raise will actually reach India?
All of the funds raised will go towards literacy projects in
India. Since ILP is an entirely volunteer-based organization there are no overhead
costs. Also, donations to ILP in the USA are 100% tax-deductible under
Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code [Tax ID: #36-3779020].
Are pledges optional?
Yes. Your presence means more than the pledges.
Can I volunteer for this (or any other) event?
You certainly can. New enthusiastic volunteers always bring
innovative and refreshing perspectives. We always welcome anybody who is interested
to work with us.
Please contact us either by
email or phone 703.772.0737 and you will hear from us soon.
We hope that you will join us in making this event a
Organized with kind support from UTSAV