Literacy Council Kitchen Makeover Raffle open through May 19

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For the second consecutive year, The Literacy Council is holding the Design on Our Dime (DOOD) Kitchen Makeover Raffle.

For $25, one lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a full kitchen makeover at a value of more than $21,000. Two other winners will be chosen to receive a $1,000 gift certificate to Benson Stone or a large-screen television.

The specifics of the raffle giveaways are as follow:

u Kitchen Makeover — An innovative, quality-designed kitchen including delivery and installation of cabinets, Trend Stone countertops, stainless steel sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, range, flooring and painting. (Makeover items provided by Al Grace Appliance, Al’s Carpet Flooring & Design Center, American TV, Granite Transformations, Iverson Painting River Valley Kitchens & Baths). In lieu of the kitchen makeover, the winner may select a $7,500 cash prize.

u $1,000 gift certificate to Benson Stone Company (donated by WTVO).

u Large-Screen Television — 50-inch LG plasma HDTV with HDMI connectors and 1080p resolution television valued at $749 (donated by American TV).

Raffle tickets are $25 each or can also be purchased in bundles of three for $65, six for $125, 10 for $180 or 20 for $300 at The Literacy Council office, 982 N. Main St., Rockford, by phone at (815) 508-1528 or online at

Single tickets are also available at the following locations: Al Grace Appliance, Alpine Bank branches, Al’s Carpet Flooring & Design Center, American TV, Benson Stone Company, Granite Transformations, Hilander Foods, Logli Supermarkets, Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, Red Mango, and River Valley Kitchens & Baths.

Winners will be announced during The Literacy Council’s 100 Men Who Cook event Saturday, May 19. This year, the event will be at a new location, the BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Rockford.

The two events are held in conjunction each year to raise awareness and funds for The Literacy Council’s programs. Winners of the raffle do not need to be present to win.

Tickets will be sold at the participating outlets through Wednesday, May 16. The Literacy Council will continue to sell tickets at its offices and online through noon, May 19, and people who have purchased tickets to 100 Men Who Cook can also buy raffle tickets at the BMO Harris Bank Center the day of the event.

For more about the Design on Our Dime Raffle or the 100 Men Who Cook, call (815) 508-1528 or visit

The Literacy Council

More than 40,000 adults in the Rockford region read below the fifth-grade level and struggle with many daily tasks. The Literacy Council was founded in 1985 and started with 40 adult students. Currently, the council serves more than 2,000 people annually, including adults with limited literacy skills, those whose first language is not English, and children and families.

Posted May 9, 2012

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