Menu Close

Raising awareness locally

Raffle booth with canoe at the Bangor Mall

In the early 1980s, the Bangor branch of Literacy Volunteers of America was still a small group of volunteers with minimal funding and low student numbers. Leaders saw the need for a concentrated effort to improve public awareness of low literacy. Events and publicity could raise money while also reaching potential students and volunteers.

A display at a supermarket.







Literacy Volunteers had floats in several downtown parades.












Preparing for “The World’s Largest Garage Sale.”










Note all the famous local names recruited for this event.










Use the back arrow to return to the timeline.

Go Back