Leprechaun Leap in Milford aims to raise awareness of literacy volunteering

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The Literacy Center Volunteers of Southern Connecticut are continuing their nearly two-decade tradition of Leprechaun Leaping on Saturday.

Dozens will jump into the freezing cold water off Milford to raise awareness for literacy volunteering.

Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is a nonprofit organization that provides free services to immigrants and people unable to speak English. They say everyone has an opportunity to learn English, so they can become citizens, get jobs, and even secure driver’s licenses.

Heather Carolan is the president of the Board of Directors of the organization. She says she was born and raised in Milford and it's great to see the community come together for a great cause.

"We've always had such great support from the community here in Milford, other communities as well, to keep our program running and alive. We have several tutors, we have several volunteers, it's all voluntary, and we have several students that always can benefit by this," Carolan says.

Literacy Center volunteers encourage those who cannot donate their time to volunteering to donate money which will help fund the Literacy Center’s efforts.

Literacy Volunteers of Southwestern Connecticut (Leprechaun Leap):
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