FOR US, OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE FUEL TO OUR ENGINE!
WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!
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Bev grew up in Grass Valley, California during the depression in a two-room cabin with her 4 brothers and sisters with no indoor plumbing and only a tarpaper for walls. Yet, she said this was one of the happiest time in her life. And the thing she remembered the most about this time was how everyone helped one another.
Bev Believed that education was the key to happy and successful life. Bev always wanted to go to college, but was never able to fulfill this dream. She wanted to help others who wanted to learn yet were hindered by not being able to read or write. When she retired and found Vision Literacy, she found her calling. She felt very proud to be small part of Vision Literacy’s success in helping people achieve their dream of learning to read and write thus making a better life for themselves and their families. She would be very surprised and proud that others who had the same calling and had made a difference in the lives of others were awarded in her name. (BEV POPPER SPIRIT AWARD)
Brian Bonazzoli had been an ESL tutor in Texas and was looking for that opportunity again when he moved in Sunnyvale when he found Vision Literacy. Brian brought with him contagious energy and enthusiasm and was adored by his learners.
“I think part of what I learned is happiness is a function of gratitude, and when you’re grateful for things, then you start thinking about others that aren’t as lucky or fortunate as you are, and so I’m trying to give back to the community to people that may be disadvantaged,” Bonazzoli said. “My regular class is more mid-level, so it’s more on sentence structure and grammar and that type of thing, and even basic vocabulary. You have to flex, because depending on who shows up, you need to adjust your course based on the people who are there.”
We lost Brian to cancer last December and we wish we expressed to him more often how much we valued him.
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