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Mercy Help

Mercy Learning Center, a literacy and life skills training program for women in Bridgeport, enjoys the support of many Westporters.  Each year, area residents donate thousands of volunteer hours as tutors — and thousands of dollars too.  But additional funds are always needed.

Fortunately, Mercy Learning Center is 1 of 10 finalists in the Better World Books Readers Choice Literacy Grant contest.  The winner gets $20,000.

Right now, Mercy is in 3rd place.  They’ve got until January 20 to win.  All it takes is an e-mail vote.  Click here for the link — and forward to friends!

(Here’s another Westport connection:  Geoff Schwarten — a 1996 Staples graduate — led the re-launch of Better World Books.  The organization collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide.)

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