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The Traditional Home Magazine 2005 Classic Woman Award

We all know her. She’s the one who always thinks of someone else before she thinks of herself. And she doesn’t just think – she acts, tirelessly giving her time and her energies to make life better for those in her community who are less fortunate. Now it’s time for us to give back to her.

Robin Ferst Howser is such a woman, one who is making a positive difference in her community – through the formation of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and her volunteer work through this special early literacy initiative.

Recognizing Robin as an incredible woman with her commitment and level of volunteerism placing her at the top of the nomination list, she has been chosen as one of 6 recipients in the nation to be awarded the Traditional Home 2005 Classic Woman.

Celebrating the spirit of her volunteerism, Robin will be featured in the November 2005 issue of Traditional Home magazine.

Literacy in Georgia

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 5 of our children lives in poverty
  • Approximately 61 percent of low-income
    families do not have a single piece of
    reading material suitable for a child
  • A third of our children come to school
    unprepared to learn
  • Only 29% of Georgia 4th graders read
    at or above proficiency
  • We have the nations third highest rate
    of high school dropouts
  • One in four adults in Georgia operates
    at a low literacy level
  • Illiteracy and low literate workers
    cost Atlanta $2.6 billion and Georgia
    businesses $7 billion each year


With your help, this can change…

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