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Beds to Read Inn 2010

B&B on the colorful Esplanade Avenue
 

As a member of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of New Orleans, the Grand Victorian was proud to attend “Beds to Read Inn.” This annual fundraiser supports the Literary Alliance of Greater New Orleans, a local organization that began in 2002 that focuses on supporting existing literacy programs and long-term advocacy strategies for increased and coordinated resources for adult basic education and literacy services. The tour included four B&B’s on one of New Orleans’ famous streets, Esplanade Avenue.

The Grand Victorian and the Bed and Breakfast Inns of New Orleans were proud to host “Beds to Read Inn.” Unfortunately, illiteracy among adults in New Orleans is still a pressing issue the city faces. It is estimated that over 40% of the city’s adults lack the literacy skills to comprehend basic government forms. Before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the city had approximately 40 programs offering literacy assistance to adults. However, the devastation of the storm only left 13 programs to educate hundreds of thousands of adults. The Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans was one of the thirteen that still remain and the Grand Victorian is happy to assist this local organization that makes strides in improving the city of New Orleans.

Bed and Breakfast tours are not the only activities happening in the city. At the peak of the holiday season, parades, festivals, concerts, and games are occurring daily. There is never a better time to escape the snow and head down to New Orleans! You can follow the highlights of what’s going on in the Big Easy on the Grand Victorian’s main page or follow our blog. If you are looking for specific venues and activities, comment on this blog post and we’ll post about it on our bi-weekly updates.