Vita honored its valued volunteers at a “Brunch with the Vita Bunch,” held on April 30th at the American Legion in Newtown. It was a celebration to recognize Vita’s Literacy, ESL, and Decisions tutors for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to making a real difference in the lives of Vita’s students. Also honored were Vita’s office volunteer and all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Over 90 people attended the brunch. The program was well received. It included student and tutor panelists talking about the impact the tutoring program makes on both students and tutors. Executive Director Linda Wolfson thanked the volunteers for their over 4,000 hours of donated time. She said,” You’re more important than ever. You make it possible to provide individual programming for those who may not benefit from a classroom situation. You offer empathy without crossing boundaries. You teach skills that have the potential to change the lives of your students and the lives of their families. You provide the foundation for further education and training. You offer hope to those whose lives, at times, seem overwhelming.”