SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - The Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council recently changed its name but the mission continues to be teaching adults to read.
Executive Director for REACH, Paige Carda, says people who can’t read are missing out on life. From enjoying the simplest things such as reading nutrition lables on cans, billboards, restaurant signs, reading a newspaper or spending time with a favorite book.
Carda says their youngest pupil is 18 and their oldest is 79. Since they don't read it's only by word of mouth or the radio where the illiterate can learn of an organization that can help. The service is free and REACH is funded by donations and United Way.
REACH is holding the “Third Annual Brewhaha” fundraiser Saturday at the Museum of Visual Materials. Carda says tickets are $40 a person or $75 a couple and are available online at SiouxFallsLiteracy.com or call 332-2665.
Carda says the money raised will pay for progamming and tutors.