that sponsors the
SignWriting Literacy Project
The Center For Sutton Movement Writing, Inc.
an educational nonprofit organization
Internal Revenue Code
Educational corporation 501 (c) (3)
California Revenue Code
Public benefit educational
corporation, section 23701d
LA: EO: 78: 561
All donations are tax-deductible for both
Federal Income Tax and California Franchise Tax.
DAC, the Deaf Action Committee For Sign Writing,
is sponsored by the Center For Sutton Movement Writing, Inc.,
a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational, membership organization
founded in Southern California in 1974. Directed by Valerie Sutton,
the Center collects funds for publishing SignWriting, a way to
read and write any signed language in the world. SignWriting is
used in Deaf Education, to teach literacy, and to preserve the
rich cultural Sign Language heritage of Deaf communities worldwide.
The Center writes grants and collects funds to donate free books,
dvds and software to schools for the Deaf through the SignWriting
The Fall 1998 Literacy Project donated books, videos and software
to three schools and two private groups. The feedback from the
teachers will be published in a report at the end of 1998. Meanwhile
other schools for the deaf wait in line for materials. Without
funding, the materials cannot be printed and shipped to the students
Sutton, the inventor of SignWriting and the founder
of the Center, donated her full-time work in 1998 to literacy
for Deaf children. And several Deaf staff members and computer programmers
donated their time as well. So donations are not going to administrative
costs. Instead, all donations will be specifically used to produce
and ship the materials needed by the schools.
Complete documentation and grant proposals can be provided. Sponsors
can even choose which school they wish to benefit.