Chipotle Fundraiser

See you at dinner on Monday, August 14 from 5pm-9pm at Chipotle!

Show the flyer prior to paying, or on your phone/device to the cashier that you are supporting the Literacy Center and Chipotle will make a donation of 50% of your purchase to our adult literacy program. I’ll be there with my Literacy Center t-shirt on so I’d love for you to join me and we can chat about the Literacy Center and how we benefit the community.

  Jenn Wigginton, Executive Director




Crop For Literacy 2017

Crop for Literacy Raised over $1700!

7th Annual Crop For Literacy raised over $1700!!
The Literacy Center held its seventh annual Crop For Literacy on July 15, at Harrison College. There were 28 croppers and a handful of Vendors who joined us.

“I greatly appreciate each volunteer, vendor, donor and participant that supported this year’s event.” said Jennifer Wigginton, Executive Director. “Congratulations to all of the prize winners as well.”

Special thanks to the following volunteers who made this event happen: Gayle Arvin, Sandy Dierlam, Lindsay Sullivan, Rosetta Dillard, and Joshua Kanter.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Alice DeLuca
Burdette Park
Chuckie Cheese
Dairy Queen North
Dairy Queen North Park
Dee Whitney
Donut Bank Diamond Avenue
El Patron
Emporium Hair Salon
Evan Nail & Spa Inc.
First Avenue Car Wash
Gilkey Chiropractic

Harrison College
Hacienda First Avenue
Holiday World
Krispy Kreme
Lombardi’s New York Pizza

Mary’s Scrapden
Massage Envy

Paper Chase
Raben Tire
Rare Bird Gifts
Roca Bar North
Shine On Car Wash Express
Walthers Golf & Fun
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Check out all photos on Facebook!

What’s next…

Crop for Literacy Registration is Open!

Every registered scrapper receives a door ‘sur-prize!’
All proceeds from Crop for Literacy benefit the Literacy Center’s Adult Literacy Program. When you scrapbook and craft it is for the cause of literacy! This is your time to create, mingle with friends and craft for a the cause of literacy.
Register soon, seating is limited!

Download Registration Form Click Here!

Crop for Literacy

July 15, 2017
9 am-8 pm

The Literacy Center’s 7th Annual Crop for Literacy will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Harrison College located at 4601 Theatre Drive,  Evansville, IN from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm!

Registration is OPEN!

Register before June 30, 2017 and your registration will be $35.00/person.  Send all money for your table of 4 or 8 together by this date and you will be guaranteed seating together.

Register July 1 – July 13, 2017 and the cost per person will be $40.00 and we cannot guarantee seating with crop buddies.

We hope to seat all participants with their crop buddies but to guarantee seating with crop buddies, all registrations should be received in same envelope with payment for all (separate checks okay).

Call us with questions 812-429-1222 or e-mail us at

Please send registration and checks made payable to:
The Literacy Center,
Attn:  Crop
3411-A First Avenue,
Evansville, IN  47710

We accept Check, Cash and MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We take credit card via PayPal.

Raffle for Prizes!
Rummage Sale!
Lunch by Spudz N Stuff!
Dinner by (searching for a donor)

You can earn prize tickets by donating new & used items for the rummage sale. E-mail ( or call us (812-429-1222) if you have your items ready early to arrange pick up. You may also drop off Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm to us at 3411aFirst Avenue (By Ivy Tech Bookstore).

Limited seating-register today!

Click here for registration form!

What’s up in JUNE?

You can help the Literacy Center raise funds for resources and materials by…Dining at AZZIP pizza at all locations on June 7th!  Can’t make it? Email Jennto order your $10.00 gift card! 20% is giving back to us!Also, Shopping at Barnes and Noble on June 10th all day, present the voucher and Barnes & Noble donates a percentage of your purchase to us.  We will be hosting Play SCRABBLE that day at Barnes and Noble from 11 am -3 pm!

Thanks for supporting The Literacy Center.  Our adult learners are breaking the cycle and are working towards improving their skills and earning an education. If you would like to volunteer or donate please contact Jennifer Wigginton our Executive Director.

Congratulations to Thelma Bennington

The IAACE and Indiana Literacy Association Adult Learner of the year award goes to THELMA BENNINGTON. 

Thelma was a high school graduate with a third-grade reading level, when she came to The Literacy Center in January of 2006 with a goal to improve her reading and technology skills because she didn’t want to be embarrassed about her reading inadequacies any longer. She has determinedly stuck with the program for 11 years and worked with more than one tutor. Although Thelma faced struggles and plateaus in her journey, she amassed 275 instructional hours in 2014 while completing seven  novels. In 2015, Thelma read ten novels and had over 90 hours. In 2016, Thelma completed 86 instructional hours and read eleven novels. Despite full-time employment with constantly changing overtime and shift changes, she has puts in the hours on a regular basis, month after month, and year after year. Over the last 11 years Thelma developed an excellent pattern of reading and raised her reading skills from a third-grade level to mastering the READ assessment and obtaining seven level gains.

As a devoted learner, she continues to work diligently to accomplish her goals, her goals accomplished include: spelling; online banking and budgeting; geography and map reading; navigating the internet, embracing e-mail, downloading electronic books, reading from and utilizing tablets, navigating with GPS devices, and communicating via Skype. She has also shown bravery, traveling by car to St. Louis, Missouri; and Clarksville, Tennessee. And traveled solo by airplane to Dallas, Texas, with a connection in Atlanta.

Thelma’s dedication and progress are admirable. She exemplifies fortitude, attitude, adaptability, punctuality, consistency, bravery, and goal achievement. Thelma has successfully surpassed her goals. She has continued her path of being a self-directed engaged learner by starting her seventh novel this month. Thelma is anything but embarrassed today: she now proudly reads aloud, welcomes book recommendations from friends, and impresses her tutor with her insight when they discuss complex themes and characters.

The Literacy Center is very proud of  Thelma Bennington the 2017 IAACE Outstanding Learner of the Year.