Donate to Friends of Literacy

Helping Friends of Literacy is easier than ever.  Simply decide how much you’d like to give to support our adult education programs, then click the “Donate” button below to make your credit card donation securely via Stripe, Inc.  

Can’t decide how much to give?  Every gift matters!.

  • A $10 donation provides school supplies for a student.
  • A $35 donation buys a textbook and dictionary for one student.
  • A $50 donation buys workbooks for one of our students.
  • A $100 donation provides a month of instruction for a non-reader.
  • A $200 donation buys a complete set of readers and workbooks for one student.
  • A $500 donation pays for a complete reading system package for a class, with all student and teacher components and materials.

Multiply your gift:
Many companies will match donations made by employees, spouses, retirees and directors.  Please obtain the appropriate paperwork from your company.  We will gladly help you complete it.

To send your donation by mail, please make your check payable to Friends of Literacy and mail to:  900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 120, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Our Wish List

As with any non-profit organization, we depend on friends like you to assist us in getting things done.  We have compiled a list of items that we wish we could have to further our mission and support our programs.  If you are able to donate the item or the money for the item, please contact our office at 865-549-7007 or

Ongoing Wishes

  • Ink pens
  • Dry erase markers
  • White one-inch, three-ring binders
  • $10 gift cards to Target or Walmart to use as student prize
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • Printer paper
  • White legal pads
  • iTunes gift cards for learning apps
  • Tab dividers with color-coded plastic tabs for inserts
  • Hand soap
  • Toilet paper 
  • Clorox wipes
  • Trash can liners (24" by 24" small)
  • Trash bags (large, heavy duty)
  • Coffee, sugar, powdered creamer for students
  • Student snacks

Office Wishes

  • Small stepladder
  • Volunteer to be on call for handyman needs
  • Clear plastic storage totes, any size
  • Small picture hanging command strips
  • New York Times subscription