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Grant Opportunity – Vernon Library Supplies Grants for English Literacy for New Immigrants

Vernon Library Supplies is giving away 100% of its 2017 operating profits to libraries and other non-profit organizations with programs designed to help new immigrants achieve English literacy and proficiency. Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded beginning December 31, 2017.

Both of Vernon’s owners, the wife and husband team of Judy and Shai Robkin, turn 65 this spring.  They are not retiring but believe that their retirement savings are sufficient enough so that they can afford to forgo an entire year’s profit to support a cause that is so personally important to them.  Shai, Vernon’s President, believes that “Immigrants and their successful integration into the country have been critical to what has made America into the wonderful country it is. From our work with libraries for now well over three decades, we have seen the incredible work that libraries have done helping new Americans gain the English proficiency needed for both the workplace and the social sphere.  We owe our libraries a great debt of gratitude for this and for so many other things.”

The application form must be submitted by midnight on October 31, 2017.

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