ILP-DC Walk for Literacy
ILP-DC ~ 6th Annual
Walk for Literacy and Picnic
!! RESCHEDULED !!
The rain cancelled the walk-a-thon, but we will walk again!!
October 30th, 2011
RAIN or SHINE
Burke Lake Park – Shelter A
Fairfax Station, VA
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 ~ 9:00 am to 1 pm
• 4.5 mile scenic trail
• Choose your own distance
• Choose your start time,br>
• All ages welcome
• Plenty of Parking
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 eradicationg 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 registeration and commitment to walk for the cause is a big help.
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 any volunteer.
We hope that you will join us in making this event a grand succe