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Local GED program to benefit from sale of local gift cards and small gifts at PIA

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Local GED program to benefit from sale of local gift cards and small gifts at PIA

Looking for gifts for “hard to buy for” friends and family? This holiday season, the Moonlighting at PIA gift shop will host a kiosk on the land side of the airport for local supporters! Open from 3 to 7pm daily in December, this gift kiosk, located just inside the main entrance to the airport, will support the Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning.

Participating businesses are all local. Items for sale include gift cards and small gifts. A percentage of all proceeds will benefit the Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning. Participants include Art Garage, Broken Tree Coffee, Costume Trunk, J Draper Glass, Spotted Cow, Twisted Chicken Jewelry, and True Royalty Scents Candles, with other businesses signing on daily.“

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The holiday kiosk at Peoria International Airport is open for business! Student Katlyn definitely enjoying her new job.

We think this is a great way to ease some holiday stress and help support local businesses and local students all at the same time,” said Hedy Elliott-Gardner, Moonlight’s Coordinator.

The Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning was originally established in 1994 to provide organized activities to young members of the community as a positive alternative to juvenile delinquency and crime. Organized sports like basketball were combined with GED instruction as a way to break down barriers for those who thought formal education wasn’t accessible or “cool”.

Today, Moonlight focuses on providing easy access to GED education for those seeking to earn their high school diploma. In direct contrast to other programs that only take new students at the beginning of each semester and that are located outside of our local community, Moonlight focuses on providing accessible open education opportunities, reaching those in need of support in the communities where they live and work. Staying true to its origins, Moonlight also works to ensure accessibility to quality recreational facilities for all members of the community, especially youth and the underserved.

Moonlight is not tax-supported and must fundraise to support of its mission.
Updates on Moonlight’s programming and student achievement may be found at its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoonlightPeoria.