Wish List

  • Office supplies
  • Stamps of any denomination
  • Book shelves
  • Books – see list of books needed
  • Invitations to speak to groups about literacy
  • Quiet public spaces for tutors and students to meet

Support Literacy in Your Community

Make a Donation

Adult Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County relies upon contributions of various kinds to support Literacy Instruction. These donations make it possible to reach more people and provide better service.

Not only that, but for every dollar spent for a Literacy Volunteer program, at least eleven dollars in direct cost benefits are returned to the communities where students live. Your gift of literacy will make a difference.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Here are some ways to give:

  1. Make a credit card donation on-line
  2. Send a check or money order to the LV Wayne Office
  3. Pledge through the United Way
  4. Ask your employer to make a Matching Gift
  5. Donate personal property such as supplies, equipment, or books
  6. Attend or sponsor a Fundraising Event
  7. Make a bequest or planned gift

You can also help us financially by volunteering to advocate for additional public funding for literacy programs.

Please consult with your financial and legal advisers on the best option(s) for your situation.

Credit Card Donation

Now you can securely donate online to Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County. Use the buttons below to donate either through PayPal or JustGive.

Checks or Money Orders

These should be made out to "Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County" and sent to 12 Canal Street, Lyons, NY 14489.

United Way

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County is United Way Donor Choice Option #1440. Forms are available from your local United Way office.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employees a matching gift that doubles your gift to LV Wayne. Contact your business’s human resources department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

Personal Property

If you have computers, software, books, etc., that you would like to donate, please contact us. Even if we cannot use these items, we may be able to direct you to an organization that can.

A note on books: We all hate to throw away books. However, our students are just beginning to read. Children's and young adult's books are appropriate. Technical books, college texts, and encyclopedias are beyond our scope. Reading, writing, and grammar texts are always welcome. See list of books needed.

Fundraising Events

LV Wayne holds several fundraisers throughout the year. Please check our calendar to find events you might be willing to support by your attendance or through sponsorship.

Bequests and Planned Giving

You may wish to remember adult literacy in your will. Or you may wish to do something today that will create a legacy of literacy for future generations. Planned giving can include gifts both now and the in the future of:

  • stock and securities
  • IRAs
  • life insurance
  • charitable remainder/lead trusts
  • annuities

Please consult with your financial and legal advisers on the best option(s) for your situation.

Contact Us for more information on making a donation to Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County.

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