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Aurora literacy center seeks donations Giving Tuesday

AURORA, Ill., Nov. 26, 2019–Aurora’s Dominican Literacy Center invites donations on Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Giving Tuesday, a national social movement,

Center director Sister Kathleen Ryan said tax-exempt donations can be made three ways:

1.     A donation made to the center’s Facebook page — — will be doubled by Facebook up to $7 million. Doubling of donations will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Facebook will match up to $100,000 per 501 (c) (301) organization.

2.     Send a check to Dominican Literacy Center, 260 Vermont St., Aurora, IL 60505

3.     Visit the center’s website,, and go to “Ways to help.”

Sister Ryan said, “Giving Tuesday inspires people to give back after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. DLC donors can do good, quickly and easily.”

Founded in 1993, the nonprofit center provides free one-on-one instruction by volunteer tutors to help 150 immigrant women to learn to read, write and speak English.

Sister Kathleen said, “Please help women and their families learn English by donating $25, $50, $100 or your desired amount.

“Donations will help us provide CDs, ESL and other library books and computer software for women who are making an effort to learn English.”

According to Sr. Ryan, a $100 donation will buy books for a student and a tutor for a year.

For more information, call (630) 898-4636 or email

Giving Tuesday background

#GivingTuesday is a 24-hour online campaign that began in 2012, dedicated to encouraging people to make donations to charities, volunteer and generally support philanthropic efforts. Good deeds and inspiration for giving are spread through the hashtag on Twitter, and curated on the organization’s website.

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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