This award honors the legacy of Ada Laughlin, the co-founder of Assistance League, who 100 years ago personified the “unsung heroine” role in developing our non-profit, all-volunteer organization which continues today to make a difference.
Lynette has been co-chair of the Literacy Program for several years. This involves purchasing books for volunteers to read in classrooms, scheduling classrooms and teachers for a wonderful experience that focuses on literacy and overseeing the distribution of books to each student twice a year to share at home with their families. As a member of the Literacy Plus team, she tutors students in grades K-1 in reading and language and also participates in Dictionary Day when a dictionary is given to over 1,000 third graders in the Campbell Union School District.
Lynette has also been active in the Nurse Family Partnership Program which serves young, first-time mothers and their babies. She has constructed baby quilts, collected cribs, blankets and other baby items, plus provided all the data input necessary to support this program.