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Donor Information

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We need your help.  Now, more than ever, our society demands that people know how to read.  Sadly, for Lubbock County, 1 out of every 8 people are considered functionally illiterate.  And we need your help to change that.

Thanks to you!

2,909

Students helped since 2016!

Our Goals

A 2nd GED Testing Site in Lubbock

400 Students Helped This Year

8,000 Books Distributed This Year

Thanks to you!

50,762

Children's books distributed since 2016!

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Ensuring literacy is accessible, available, and affordable for all

The Gift of an Education

Education is empowerment.  And our mission—to support and execute programs that enable people to become literate—is the surest way our students can take charge in their lives.

Which is why we're humbly asking for your support.

Please, help us fund our free programs so that our friends, neighbors, and community can grow stronger.  Our desire to see Lubbock become a place where everyone can read can only be achieved with your help.  Any contribution helps.  So please, donate today, and help our beloved city—and the families who live here—reach their fullest potential!

Thank you!

Elizabeth Rivas

Elizabeth Rivas

Elizabeth Rivas

Director of Marketing, Operations, & Development

$25

A $25 donation will help us purchase:

4 GED Practice Tests

3 Packs of Dry Erase Markers

18 Spiral Notebooks

$50

A $50 donation will help us purchase:

1 GED Subject Test

3 Calculators

2 ESL Textbooks & Workbooks

$100

A $100 donation will help us purchase:

10 Citizenship Flashcard Sets

30 Children's Books

1 Database Software License

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What's the state of literacy in Lubbock?

And why does it matter to you?

Right here in Lubbock, we estimate that:

  • 13% of people can't read

  • 16% of people don't have a high school diploma

  • 24% of people speak a language other than English at home

Those are people that are disjointed and unconnected from the Lubbock community.  Whether it's because they can't read about news on the Lubbock AJ website, can't speak to their kids' LISD teachers in English, or spend all their time working multiple jobs and not taking part in things like the corn maze at At'l Do Farms.  They're fractured from Lubbock, unable to participate.

And our community suffers because of it.

In areas with low literacy (like Lubbock), crime has a tendency to spike and prison rates increase, high school drop out rates and unemployment numbers rise, and low literacy affects health literacy which can lead to death.  It severely limits economic mobility, trapping people in poverty and ALICE.  And worst of all, it segregates us into pockets cut off from one another.

Literacy is a Lubbock issue.  And it's hurting our city's future.  That's why we need you to take a stand with us, to fight against illiteracy and to give a second chance to those ready and willing to improve their education.  Whether they come to us wanting to provide better lives for their families, to prove that they can, or to connect better with the beautiful city we call our home, we need your help to pave their path to success.

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Proceeds help ensure our programs remain free to our students!

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Our Impact Over the Years

2023

389

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

10,243

2020

355

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

8,291

2022

431

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

5,875

2019

416

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

9,331

2021

344

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

12,246

2018

346

Students Helped

Children's Books Distributed

7,500

We value transparency.

We know that most people who donate want to ensure their money is being well spent.  To that end, we share our outcomes, demographics, and financial information with GuideStar each year.  The more information you provide, the higher the seal of approval, with Platinum being the highest!

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Drop By

Address: 1306 9th, St., Lubbock, TX 79401

We're on the 2nd floor inside Mahon Library.

Contact Us

Phone: (806) 775-3636

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