SPARK a Change March 2015

Sparklogo-colorAs of 1 March, chapters have dedicated 10,624 hours, touched the lives of 7,929 people and raised $2,208.51 towards SPARK a Change since its launch in July 2014. These collective actions are impacting the lives of youth around the globe! (Chapter leaders, please remember to record your events on the Golden Key website promptly after the event so we can include your accomplishments in our monthly statistics.)

Follow SPARK a Change on social media. Each month, Headquarters will be posting a challenge and a contest for SPARK a Change. Be sure to follow Golden Key on Facebook and Twitter as well as SPARK on Instagram for articles on the benefits of volunteering and posts featuring great SPARK events. If you think your chapter has a great event, please email your event details and pictures to:

March Featured Service Project:

UGA SPARKThis month, we’d like to highlight the GK chapter at the University of Georgia. At the Learning Ally recording studio in Athens, GA, a group of dedicated Golden Key members volunteered their time (3 hours) on a sunny Saturday afternoon to record books for the blind and dyslexic. Learning Ally provides a valuable resource to both the local and the international blind and dyslexic community, both children and adults. They record books and edit their recordings in these studios across the country in various languages, largely through the use of volunteer hours. These books give the underprivileged blind and dyslexic children (and adults) the tools they need to succeed where it would otherwise be nearly impossible. Imagine trying to go to lecture and follow along without being able to take notes at a high speed, see the PowerPoints or other visual representations, or read the book for yourself. Learning Ally strives to record books of many different genres and subjects to facilitate learning and reading enjoyment for their users.

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