“Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person can receive.” – Jen Selinsky
Life Leadership‘s Life on Life Initiative has inspired thousands of people to give back to organizations that support underprivileged and disenfranchised members of society. Life Leadership Members have been getting involved in unique and creative ways, some through community service outreach programs and others by organizing events that provide necessities such as food, clothing and hygiene items. As part of Life Leadership’s corporate Life on Life Initiative, CEO Chris Brady announced that the company would be contributing funds on a monthly basis to qualifying literacy centers in the company’s various markets at the rate of $1 donated for each Life Leadership subscription.
In August of 2015, Chris Brady and COO Rob Hallstrand presented the first check totaling over $11,000 to the Triangle Literacy Council in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since then, several other literacy programs have benefited financially from these corporate contributions. In fact, this literacy initiative even inspired Life Leadership co-founder, Claude Hamilton, to get involved.
Hamilton stated recently that he is so passionate about literacy that he has decided to personally contribute time, money and influence to support the cause. That’s when he sought out Literacy Nova Scotia – a non-profit charitable organization that provides services to ensure that all Nova Scotians have equal access to quality literacy, essential skills and lifelong learning opportunities.
During the first week of November, Hamilton and several of his teammates participated in Literacy Action Week in order to help raise awareness on the importance of literacy.
In working closely with Literacy Nova Scotia, Hamilton realized how much good they were doing to support and promote literacy that on November 23rd, 2015, he presented the first check to the organization – totaling $11,000. This donation was just a portion of the funds provided by Life Leadership as part of the company’s corporate Life on Life Initiative.
“Life Leadership is delighted to be able to provide funding to the very important fight to improve literacy in Canada. We are honored to be able to contribute and hope this is only the beginning of a huge difference we can make together!” – Chris Brady
“Thank you so much to Life Leadership for this donation. It will greatly help Literacy Nova Scotia to continue to do our important work. It affords us with the ability to be creative and innovative in finding solutions to challenges facing people with lower literacy levels. LNS encourages and supports adults who want to return to learning and ensures practitioners have the skills they need to meet the learning needs of today’s adult learners. We enhance learning opportunities, providing access to technology and placing valuable resources in classrooms. Literacy changes lives – we hear this every day and see the impact it has on learners, their family and their community. It impacts their lives, their health, their employment opportunities and their civic engagement. Learning gives people hope, it raises their confidence and allows them to realize their dreams. We are so thankful for this support.” – Jayne Hunter, Executive Director & Marie David, Program Coordinator
Check out this highlight video of the partnership between Life Leadership and Literacy Nova Scotia:
Life Leadership has already poured tens of thousands of dollars into various literacy programs for its Life on Life Initiative; however, what’s even more exciting is the ripple effect that is already being felt all over North America. We are so thankful for the leadership of co-founder, Claude Hamilton, for actively carrying the torch to improve literacy in Nova Scotia in order to make an even bigger difference for those who need help functioning in society.