Welcome to the Friends of Literacy website. We hope you will take a few moments to explore our pages, meet our board members and staff, and learn about our mission, programs, events, resources, volunteers and needs.

Since 1991, FOL has been a resource for people in Knox County who are undereducated or illiterate.  By developing a more educated population, we broaden students’ job opportunities and increase their earnings potential; and in so doing, decrease the inter-generational cycle of poverty, raise workforce effectiveness, increase civic participation and improve the community’s overall economic well-being.

As you navigate our website, we hope you will identify programs that may benefit someone you know, or that you will become a Friends of Literacy supporter or volunteer, and that you will participate in our fundraising events throughout the year. If you have particular questions that are not answered here, feel free to contact us at 865-549-7007 or by email at info@friendsofliteracy.org.

Sincerely,

Melissa Nance
Executive Director



Melissa Ramirez, student “Friends of Literacy has shown me that I can become more. I am not of my past. I can become better and I can be a productive citizen. I can do it.  I can start and finish something and it’s all for me.”

Melissa Ramirez, student

“Friends of Literacy has shown me that I can become more. I am not of my past. I can become better and I can be a productive citizen. I can do it.  I can start and finish something and it’s all for me.”


Support Second Chances When You Shop

Did you know that you can support Friends of Literacy every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card?

Simply register your Kroger card online and enter the organization number: 46107 for Friends of Literacy. With each purchase made, Kroger donates a percentage back to us!

You can support Friends of Literacy when you make purchases on AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends Of Literacy whenever you shop. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon: same products, same prices, same service. It's a great way to support Friends of Literacy and other charitable organizations every time you shop. Just use the link below, and when you shop, Amazon gives!

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