As with all organizations that offer a service such as this, we need funding. While all contributions benefit children with dyslexia, donors to the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity can designate how they want their gifts to be used.
The Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service and all contributions are tax deductible.
Checks made out to the "Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity" will be greatly appreciated and accepted in the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite Office.
Donations to the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity are treated as contributions to the Columbus Learning Centers for Dyslexia, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, and they may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Contributors should consult their tax advisor.
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"The VanSickles family would like to thank the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity for all that they do. My family has been doubly blessed to have the Center. When my two children came they were both well under reading level. With the help of the Masons and the tutors at the Center both of my Children are doing much better, they are both reading out loud in school. My daughter even tried out for a reading part in a school play, something she would have never done before. I notice the change and their confidence levels have risen tremendously over the past two years."
- Thank you all very much,
- Melinda VanSickles
- Our daughter attends a group session at the Masonic Learning Center and I don't know any other way to describe it other than as an answer to prayer. She has been able to keep pace with academic expectations and her confidence has increased greatly since joining the group just under a year ago. The targeted learning approach for children with Dyslexia has made all of the difference. The progress she has made in the last nine months at the Learning Center far exceeds what we were able accomplish with an individual tutor in the past three years.
The group sessions have provided the added benefit of peer interaction, which is so important for children at any age it helps them feel that they are not alone in their challenges. Additionally, the Learning Center provided us with support as parents as we attempted to communicate effectively with school staff. With information we learned through Center resources we were able to clearly articulate our daughter's needs to the school and they accommodated our requests.
Our daughter is still learning to overcome the challenges of dyslexia and has not conquered them yet, but she is well on her way. The Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity has made all of the difference to my daughter's educational experience. They have provided her with the tools and opportunity necessary for her to continue on the path to academic and personal success.
Those words, from the mother of a child enrolled in the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity, as she expressed her heart-felt feelings after four years of frustration, anger and hopelessness searching for help for her dyslexic child. Those words are re-echoed by the families of all thirty children currently being tutored in your Center.
While we have now reached our initial goal of children being served - we are far short of our goal of financial independence. Our budget for a full year of operations (September thru May - plus a six week summer school) is $129,000.
Classroom supplies for one student for one year. - $50.00
Provides one child special reading books and materials for one year. - $100.00
Cost of training manuals for one tutor-trainee. - $500.00
Provides Summer School training for one child. - $1,500.00
Cost to fully train one tutor. - $2,500.00
Co-sponsor a child for one year. - $2,500.00
Sponsor a child for one year. - The cost to tutor a child for one full year is $5,000.
All the contributions to the "Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity" can be sent to:
Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.; A Masonic Charity
290 Cramer Creek Court
Dublin, Ohio 43017-2584
All of the contributions sent to the Valley Office will be credited to our local Learning Center and all of the donations to this 501-C3 charity are tax deductible.
As a member of our Valley, you are an integral part of that "Gift From God" that is truly - Changing lives and Saving Families! This is a cause worthy of all members of our great Fraternity.