Literacy Instruction for Texas

Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) is the designated charity for Bouchercon 2019. All proceeds from the literary gala “Bouchercon presents a  Conversation with James Patterson” and from the silent and live charity auctions during the Bouchercon convention will benefit LIFT literacy programs and its public awareness campaign.
 

About Literacy Instruction for Texas

LIFT was founded in 1961 by the National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Dallas Section. LIFT offers classes at various locations across the Dallas Metroplex. For 57 years, LIFT’s mission has been to enhance lives and strengthen communities in the Dallas metroplex by teaching adults to read. Its outreach programs include a wide range of services from literacy classes to job interview preparation to money management. Literacy increases the quality of the lives of our citizens.

At Bouchercon, we are readers, fans, authors, agents, editors, bloggers, librarians and publishers. In short, we love reading and readers. Our mission is to raise funds to support LIFT and make a meaningful impact in our community.