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The Literacy Center relies entirely on donations and grants from people like you. Your financial support helps people develop literacy skills to get a better job, read to their children and help with their homework, read medical information, learn English, and help our community be stronger and more vibrant.

How your support helps:orange donate image

$2,500 graduates an adult through all four GED courses
required for a diploma and a better job.
$800 provides for two weeks of classroom instruction.
$500 will move one student through an entire course.
$300 covers the cost for text books, worksheets and other
classroom materials for one adult in all five courses.
$60 purchases the necessary text books for one adult in
a math class.
$40 teaches an entire classroom for one hour.
$20 supplies an entire classroom of students with pens,
pencils, notebooks, and paper.

Ways to give

Financial Support

One-time or reoccurring donations are simple and easy. Click here to make an online donation.

To Donate via mail, please send to:
Literacy Center
Attn: CEO
324 South 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Give Literacy!Give Literacy!

This is our annual campaign to raise funds that help us teach adults that are ready to learn and take the next big step in a lifetime of learning. It’s a little competitive, very social, and very important to our students.

To learn how to get involved, start a team, donate to somebody you know or in honor of your inspiration for the 2017 campaign, contact our staff.

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Catch the “buzz” and become a sponsor for our Annual Adult Spelling BEE.  It’s an evening full of excitement, as teams of 3 adults battle it out to be the “Best of the Hive” trophy winner. Click here to learn more!

Funds raised helps us provide one-on-one tutoring and small classroom instruction to nearly 500 adult students working to improve their lives.

Underwriting opportunities are available. To learn more, please contact the CEO at (402) 342-7323

Giving Circle

Members are committed to changing lives for the better.  Their generosity includes annual and multi-year gifts to the Literacy Center. The giving levels represent cumulative gifts over one or multiple years. Gifts may come from individuals, businesses, community groups or foundations.

Quill. $300 a year for three years.
Classic. $1,000 a year for three years.
Laureate. $5,000 a year for three years.
Annual. $20 a month for 12 months.

Click here for Membership Card.

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Students completing their GED walk across the stage with cap and gown and are presented with their framed diploma. Students completing their English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education earn a certificate of completion. We recognize several categories as we encourage hard work, effort, and attitude in their journey for a better life through our programming.

Underwriting opportunities are available. To learn more, please contact the CEO at (402) 342-7323

Social Campaigns

Sometimes it makes sense to partner with social media or buying partner campaigns. Here are a few that we’ve strategically chosen:

OG Logo-ANB Logo (1)OmahaGives! is a 24 hour charitable challenge through
the Omaha Community Foundation. Like us on facebook to help us in the next challenge and be part of the power of giving. Make your personal contribution here.

You can help the Literacy Center raise money without spending an extra dime. Simply download and use TAGG’s mobile app when you dine out, shop, or hire services and participating businesses donate 5% back. Click here for more details!

AmazonSmile is a buying partnership through Amazon.com. amazon smileWhen you shop with Amazon, you also give when you select the Literacy Center of the Midlands as your charitable organization. Click here for more details. Happy Shopping!

Employee Giving

Does your company have a matching gift program or charity of choice? If so, consider supporting the Literacy Center! Contact the Literacy Center for more information.

Legacy Society

Be part of a very special group of friends who have chosen to plan for the Literacy Center through their estates, wills and trusts. These donors have named the Literacy Center as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts may include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.

Please notify the Literacy Center’s CEO of your wish to join the Legacy Society so we can fully honor your legacy.

Please click here for a form to learn more or start the conversation.

In-kind

Please call our office to learn more about our specific needs and for more information. In-kind donations are by appointment only.

Wish List

  • Student tables and chairs to match our current furnishings
  • Classroom supplies: notebooks, pens and pencils, whiteboard markers and erasers, etc.
  • Reams of paper
  • Four drawer locking file cabinets
  • White boards
  • Metro bus tickets
  • Lobby trash cans
  • Legal sized hanging file folders
  • Laptops and computers in good condition
  • Fiction and non-fiction books

Books and all other items that are donated may be recycled, re-donated, or sold to support our programming if we are unable to use them.