The Charles County Literacy Council sincerely appreciates the support of our donors and volunteers! Without you, we would not be able to provide valuable reading and math tutoring services to adults in Charles County. We also owe a great debt of gratitude to our partner agencies, which include the United Way of Charles County, the Charles County Government, the Lifelong Learning Center, the Combined Federal Campaign, the Maryland Charity Campaign, the Charles County Public Library, and the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. The positive impact of funding and logistical support provided by our partner agencies cannot be overstated.
How to Donate
We deeply appreciate cash donations from the public to assist us in our efforts to fulfill our mission to providing free community-based one-on-one adult literacy tutoring.
To donate to CCLC, click on the PayPal "Donate" button below. Or you may fill out and mail a check with our Contribution Form/Tribute Gift Form. Donations (checks) should be made out to 'Charles County Literacy Council' and mailed to the address noted above.
All donations go directly towards supporting our program. For example -- $60 -- the training of one tutor. $75, the cost of materials for one tutor and one adult learner for one set of instructional material and resources. $150, the cost of reading or math and accompanying materials and resources for one tutor and one adult learner for 6 months.
We are extremely grateful for your financial support. Thank you!
Donate through payroll deductions
If you work in the local schools or businesses throughout Charles County, you will be provided an annual Charles County Directory of Human Services produced by the United Way of Charles County, along with a pledge form. This booklet lists the charities in Charles County and it is important to indicate your choice (Charles County Literacy Council) rather than to mark your donation for a general fund.
Donate your time!
CCLC provides training to adults (age 18 and older) who would like to become volunteer tutors. Please check out our volunteers page for more information!
Contribute! Support CCLC through the following methods
Do you shop on Amazon.com? If so, you can also benefit the Literacy Council with your Amazon.com purchases. If you bookmark our web site (www.charlescountyliteracy.org) and click through to Amazon.com from the logo link on our site, the Literacy Council will receive between 4% and 10% of your online purchase as a donation.
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Charles County Literacy Council as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!
If you shop online, it is possible for you to help the Charles County Literacy Council while receiving a tax deduction as you shop. Just go to http://www.igive.com/welcome, download the iGive Shopping window, designate Charles County Literacy Council as your cause, and shop as you normally do by going directly to your favorite online stores. iGive.com handles the donations automatically! Mac Users: the iGive shopping window is not Mac compatible, however, you CAN still benefit the Literacy Council with your shopping. Just go to iGive.com, register, and use their shopping mall links to your favorite websites.
More than 1500 merchants make donations through iGive.com. The donation amount varies from 0.4% to over 25% of the amount you spend. When the iGive window pops up as you visit a participating merchant's site, the donation amount will be specified. You can find out how much your online purchases have benefited the Charles County Literacy Council by clicking on "My iGive" to visit My Stats. Just click on "Tax Deduction Report" for a breakdown of your donations for the calendar year. Click on "Shopping Activity Report" for an itemized list of your purchases and the cause they benefited. You can print this out for your records.
iGive.com also offers a $5 First Time Shopper's Bonus. If you make your first online purchase through the iGive Shopping Window or the iGive shopping mall within 45 days of joining, an extra $5 will be donated on your behalf to Charles County Literacy Council.
Donate office items: CCLC appreciates donations such as:
- Office Supplies (paper, labels, pens/pencils, note pads, post-its, envelopes, flash cards, etc.);
- Computer supplies (ink, software, etc.).