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Moffatt Thomas Sponsors Idaho Learning Lab’s 2017 Lunch for Literacy

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Moffatt Thomas is proud to be a sponsor of the Idaho Learning Lab’s 2017 Lunch for Literacy. This year’s event will be held on February 3, 2017, at the Boise Centre.

Lunch for LiteracyThe annual Lunch for Literacy event is one of the main funding sources for the Idaho Learning Lab, a non-profit organization that provides basic skills education in mathematics, reading, writing, spelling, GED preparation and workplace skills to adults and children.  The Lunch for Literacy event includes a silent auction of books signed by the guest author and gift baskets with experiences built around the book.  In addition, the event includes a feature presentation by a student highlighting his/her positive experiences with the Learning Lab.  This year’s keynote speaker is Steven Rowley, author of the national bestselling book Lily and the Octopus.

Listed below is the event schedule:

  • 10:30 a.m. – Doors open for early browsers (sale of books).
  • 11:30 a.m. – Slide show and silent auction begin.
  • 12:00 Noon – Guests are seated for lunch.
  • After lunch, attendees are invited to a guest author book signing in the lobby.

The Idaho Learning Lab was established in 1991 as a literacy project that initially targeted adults who lacked in their reading abilities.  Over the course of 25 years the organization and the support they received rapidly grew.  With generous donations and financial support from the community, the Idaho Learning Lab has expanded from a small three person operation into a well-recognized non-profit organization that has since provided basic skills education to more than 3,500 students with the help of 157 volunteer tutors.  Today the Learning Lab has long since transformed from a one room class into a computer–assisted learning center for adults and families with children under the age of 6.  In 2006, the Learning Lab opened its second facility, The Anna Margaret Center for Learning located in Garden City, Idaho.  By 2014, classes were offered at the Library! on Ustick & Cole Roads.  Recently, the organization implemented a newly founded outreach program that offers basic skills education at sites located in low income neighborhood apartments.

Moffatt Thomas is an Idaho law firm that has been providing legal services to the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full spectrum of business, litigation and regulatory areas.  With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region.  Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.


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