Leprechaun Leap

January 24, 2021

Dear Literacy Friends,

Thank you for your past support to Literacy Volunteers! We have been coordinating
the annual Leprechaun Leap since 2004! That is 16 years of brave frigid leapers, warm. warm hearted spectators and generous sponsors.

This has been a year like no other! Large groups and events have been put on hold, distancing has become the new norm, yet people who need literacy support continue to come and see us.

Although we will not be able to host the “normal” Leprechaun Leap this year, we still need your support.

We are co-hosting Shamrocks on the Green with the Irish Heritage Society of Milford. Would you consider purchasing a “Shamrock” to decorate which will support the literacy needs in our community?

Sponsorship information is enclosed. Shamrocks on the Green links are also available on our website: www.lvsct.org


Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT supports one-to-one and group tutoring that focuses on speaking and writing skills for English as a Second Language students. LVSCT also provides reading, writing, math, conversation groups, writers’ workshops and GED tutoring. Last year we tutored over 100 students. We also have “Books for Babies” at Milford Pediatrics; and “Books for Birthdays” in Milford, Stratford and West Haven; weekly pre-school reading programs and bi-annual book giveaways to children in story hour. In 2020, 90 volunteers donated over 5,000 hours to the mission of literacy in our community!

If you are interested and need more information, please contact us at 203-878-4800 or www.lvsct.org. Hoping to see you on the shore of Walnut Beach in 2022, but until then, let’s cover the Green in Shamrocks!!

Most Sincerely,

Tami Jackson
Executive Director

P.S. Sponsorship information needs to be received ASAP for proper signage and marketing.

Order your 2021 Shamrocks HERE!

2021 Shamrocks on the Green Sponsor Form, click here.


See you in 2022!

Take the Leap for Literacy
at the Annual
‘Leprechaun Leap’

Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Register 9:00 am.  LEAP at 10:00 am SHARP


Join the many other brave, warm-hearted souls who will “take the leap” for Literacy Volunteers!  “Leapers” from around the area will collect donations from family members, co-workers and friends, and run, jump or dive into the icy cold waters at Walnut Beach.




  • Registration fee is $30. (free t-shirt with $30 fee)
  • If you’re a little timid to make the splash, show your warm heart by making a pledge of support to a braver soul who’s leaping.
  • Or become a Virtual Leaper and set up a web page, Start your own fundraiser to support this organization, choose fund raise and follow the instructions.
  • Thank you for fundraising for the Leprechaun Leap!



There’s always plenty of room for spectators so come down to the beach and cheer on the leapers!  It is the fastest event ever!
Watch the competitions between local high school students and teachers, civic groups, restaurants, local businesses, canines and many more who will make the “leap” into Long Island Sound!


Best Costume, Most Enthusiastic, Group Theme, Largest Group of Leapers, Most Individual Pledges, Highest Group Pledges, First One in Water, First One Out of Water, Bravest Junior Leaper (under 12), Best Tailgate Party, Favorite Civic Organization, Best Leprechaun Costume and Favorite Literacy Leaper.  The awards ceremony will take place following the event at the Bridge House in Devon.



All proceeds collected by the “leapers” will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.

The Milford Bank and Milford Kiwanis are the events sponsors.

Start fundraising for the Leprechaun Leap or support your favorite LEAPER.  Set up your own page.


Pick up a pledge form/waiver at the Office at
16 Dixon Street, Milford or call 203-878-4800.

  • Each Leaper needs to fill out a Brochure/Waiver Form upon arrival. (available at beach)
  • Bring Brochure/Waiver form and pledge money to registration upon arrival.  (pledge link is below)
  • Read some handy tips below on how to prepare and make your LEAPING experience FUN!!

Leap brochure/Waiver

Leprechaun Leap Tips

2020 Sponsor Form


Milford Kiwanis Club


Dawn Sullivan


Rotary Club of Devon

Rotary Club of Milford

Joyce A Milne

Gaelle Parks

Hedwige Kuepper

Florence Gambino

Don Hastings

Melinda Karwon

Monica Judge

Frances Vadney

Cynthia Meyers

Anh Nguyen

Sandy Peterson

Stephen Traub

Jonathan Law KeyClub

Bety Gerner

Marcus Sopher

Ansonia’s National Honor Society

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