Recurring, one-time, and legacy gifts keep services and materials free for BLC students.
Material gifts are appreciated. Click through for a list of items we regularly need at the Center.
Volunteer your time as a tutor, office aide, fundraiser, or in any number of other helpful roles.
Get educated about illiteracy and the many issues affected by it. The more we know, the more we do.
Use the power of teamwork! Organize a giving circle, volunteer together, or start a book club.
November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
November 29, 2019 - Black Friday
November 30, 2019 - Small Business Saturday
December 2, 2019 - Cyber Monday
December 3, 2019 - Giving Tuesday
For more information, visit givingtuesday.org.
Give a Gift
Financial contributions keep our services and materials free to our students.
Monetary gifts in any amount are much needed and greatly appreciated.
Click the button below to give today!
Recurring gifts are a wonderful way to show ongoing support for adult literacy services in Dayton, Ohio. You can set your preferred contribution to occur weekly, monthly, annually, or anything in between. Because your gifts to the Brunner Literacy Center are tax-deductible, recurring gifts also provide an easy way for you to track your charitable behavior when tax season rolls around.
One-time gifts are always welcomed. If you prefer to give at special times of the year, please consider showing your support on Giving Tuesday and joining the global giving movement.
Consider honoring your loved one, favorite teacher, or personal commitment to education by including the Brunner Literacy Center in your estate plans. Your literacy legacy is a gift that will live on and have a profound impact on future educational opportunities available for adults in Dayton, Ohio.
There are many ways for you to give your time at the Brunner Literacy Center!
Call us at 937-567-9600 to discuss how we can work together.
You can become a tutor and work one-on-one with a person who wants to learn skills you already possess. If you are able to give an hour or two of your time each week, you can tutor! Schedules are flexible and are set according to your and your student's individual needs. If you can find time for us, we will find time for you!
The Brunner Literacy Center has several options for volunteers who prefer not to tutor but want to lend a hand. Volunteers can also assist with secretarial work, clerical work, cleaning, maintenance projects, and more. Call the Center to find out more about current needs.
Giving is more fun with a group! Get your friends, family, and coworkers involved in the Giving Tuesday movement, and make an even bigger impact on your city. Here are some ideas for rallying your friends around improving literacy skills in Dayton, Ohio.
Giving circles are groups of people who commit to raise or give money to a cause. One person alone may be unable to give $1,000, but a group of ten friends can give $100 each to have that same large impact on their community!
Giving circles are a fabulous way to multiply the impact of your financial gifts. These groups can be as formal or informal as you please. For more on the history of giving circles, check out the Giving Circle Wikipedia page.
Volunteering your time and skills is already a rewarding experience, but it can be even better when you volunteer with friends or family! For more information, check out the "Volunteer Time" section above.
What better way to recognize the gifts of literacy than to read for pleasure with other people? There are lots of book clubs in Dayton, and they can be found all over town. You're sure to find something close to you! Check out Dayton Metro Library's book club directory to see what's out there.
If you can't find one you like, start your own! No organization exists until someone creates it, so if you can't find that perfect monthly meeting of fellow fans of biographies of Latin American painters from the 1800s, go out there and make it happen. Dayton Metro Library has a helpful guide for getting started.
Additionally, consider asking your book club to form a holiday giving circle. Chances are high that the kind of people who read for fun are already convinced of the importance of increasing community literacy. Call the BLC if you would like to receive any of our flyers or brochures, or if you would like a member of our staff to visit your book club to discuss giving options and their impacts!
Goods may be donated anytime during our normal operating hours, Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m, at our Salem Plaza location: 4825 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45416.
The Brunner Literacy Center is in regular need of the following items:
The fact that you're on this page means you're already a step ahead of many people! Until you know a problem exists, you can't appreciate how critical it is, and you can't take action.
The first step is raising awareness through education about the many societal problems of illiteracy. To learn more about how illiteracy hurts our communities, check out these websites:
National - ProLiteracy
ProLiteracy is the largest national organization dedicated to literacy research and activism. They have tons of helpful resources, including quick fact sheets, downloadable communication tools, and the latest research studies.
Statewide - Ohio Department of Education
The state of Ohio offers plenty of resources on their Department of Education website. Here you'll find information about state-level learning standards, your local school district's performance levels, the latest educational news, and much more.
Local - Montgomery County, Ohio City Government Directory
For information about educational opportunities, performance, employment, and more, visit the Montgomery County directory of city and municipal governments and click on your locale to find out what resources exist close to home.
Spread the Word
When you're committed to a cause, one of the simplest, most helpful things you can do is to get more people involved. Share the message that literacy is a basic human right, and that illiteracy hurts us all.
Use these hashtags and sample messages on your social media platforms of choice, and get the word out there! Even if people don't know the importance of illiteracy, their lives are still affected by the difficulties it creates in our communities. Let's educate each other.
Follow the BLC's social media accounts for updates throughout the holiday giving season!
Facebook - www.facebook.com/brunnerliteracycenter
Instagram - www.instagram.com/brunnerliteracy
Twitter - www.twitter.com/brunnerliteracy
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