The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is "supporting
family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting
the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational
programs." Donations are made that relate to programs and projects
that aid in this stated mission.
The Wish You Well Foundation® has made donations to the following
Altrusa International, Inc. of Roseburg
Altrusa International, Inc. of Roseburg is a club of diverse professionals who provide local community service, promote literacy and international understanding, and encourage networking and fellowship.
Appalachian College Association
The Appalachian College Association is a consortium of 35 private
liberal arts colleges and universities spread across the central
Appalachian mountains in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia. Collectively these higher education institutions
serve over 38,000 students. For more information about ACA and their
visiting artists and writers series, visit their Web site at www.acaweb.org.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is
to establish literacy as a value in every family in America, by
helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the
child’s first school, that the parent is the child’s
first teacher, and that reading is the child’s first subject;
and to break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy, by supporting
the development of family literacy programs where parents and children
can learn and read together. For more information, visit their Web
site at www.barbarabushfoundation.com.
Beginning with Books Center for Early Literacy
Beginning with Books Inc., through its Storymobile program, brings reading and literacy-based activities to children from low-income families and communities that would otherwise have little or no access to books. Through the Storymobile program, over 1,000 children have received books and approximately 10,000 books have been circulated annually. For more information visit their website at www.beginningwithbooks.org.
Big Creek People in Action
McDowell County, West Virginia
Big Creek People in Action, through their ALWAYS (All Learners Winning
Over Adversity and Yearning for Success) program, open doors to
a brighter future for children and adults in various communities
of West Virginia by focusing on literacy and educational achievements.
For more information, visit their Web site at www.angelfire.com/bc3/bigcreek.
Book Buddies is a one-on-one tutorial program that supports reading
instruction in the classroom and enlists trained volunteers to provide
instruction to first and second-grade children who need extra help
learning to read and write. For more information, visit their Web
site at www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs/book_buddies.html.
Catherine McAuley Center, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Since 1989, the Catherine McAuley Center has provided free adult English language education for immigrants and refugees in the Cedar Rapids community and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit their Web site at www.catherinemcauleycenter.com.
Children’s Literacy Foundation
Waterbury Center, Vermont
The mission of the Children’s Literacy Foundation is to nurture
a love of reading and writing among children throughout New Hampshire
and Vermont. The Foundation’s literacy programs serve children
who live in rural communities where resources are limited and who
are at particularly high risk of growing up functionally illiterate.
For more information, visit their Web site at www.clifonline.org.
Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning, Inc.
The mission of Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning is to
provide one-on-one tutoring for Amherst County adults interested
in acquiring new literacy skills. For more information, visit their
Web site at www.callamherst.org.
Cool Cats Book Club at West Ridge Elementary School
Cool Cats Book Club at West Ridge Elementary School in Racine, Wisconsin,
works to promote and encourage strong reading habits through a book
club setting. This program designed for third graders, reads and
discusses various books throughout the school year. For more information
about the school visit their Web site at www.racine.k12.wi.us.
Dyslexia Tutoring Program
The goal of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program of Baltimore, Maryland,
is to give low-income children and adults with dyslexia the reading,
writing and spelling skills they need to succeed, whether their
ambitions are academic, work-related or personal. For more information,
visit their Web site at www.dyslexiatutoringprogram.org.
Eagle Reading Program of Snow Creek Elementary School
Snow Creek Elementary School has established a reading program that
will challenge students and encourage them to improve their literacy
skills through the updating and expansion of their school library
and its literacy programs. For more information, visit their Web
site at www.frco.k12.va.us.
Fairfax County Public Library Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that
exists to raise funds for the Fairfax County Public Library and
is committed to its mission statement of seeking financial gifts
from individuals, organizations, foundations, businesses and corporations
who have a vested interest in the quality of life of Fairfax County.
For more information visit their Web site at www.fcplfoundation.org.
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy provides books for local
communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading
and learning success. For more information about the Ferst Foundation
and their community programs, visit their Web site at www.ferstfoundation.org.
Francis Center, Inc.
Niagara Falls, New York
The Frances Center, established in 1997,serves low income families
and provided programs which strengthen and support families and
children by providing a safe and welcoming place where children
and families can experience the joy of learning and creating with
one another, coming together to build community.
Henrico Education Foundation
The Henrico Education Foundation and Greenwood Elementary School
provide literacy materials for students from many cultures and languages,
generating tolerance and understanding of various cultures and ethnic
differences in the school and their community. For more information,
visit their Web site at http://freenet.vcu.edu/education/henedf.
IMPACT Learning Center
The IMPACT Learning Center’s mission is to provide basic education,
job skills training and higher educational opportunities for all
the citizens of Jackson County, Alabama. For more information, visit
their Web site at www.impactlc.org.
Jacksonville Literacy Council
The Jacksonville Literacy Council, a non-profit organization helps adults in basic literacy, financial literacy, G.E.D. preparation, and E.S.L. The Council serves the residents of Cherokee and surrounding counties.
The Karla Fund
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Established in 1998, The Karla Fund distributes books and materials
to parents of newborns at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, to promote early childhood reading. Since The Karla Funds
opened its doors, they have given over 9,000 family packages to
new parents. For more information visit their Web site at www.thekarlafund.org.
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas teaches adults to read and immigrants to learn English. For more information, visit their Web site at www.cals.org/laca/home.htm.
The Literacy Connection
The Literacy Connection focuses on adult literacy, addressing the
immediate needs of those who wish to improve the quality of their
lives in order to be effective and contributing members in their
families, in their workplace, and in their neighborhoods. For more
information, visit their Web site at www.csjboston.org/litcon.htm.
Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc.
The Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc. is dedicated to providing literacy programs to citizens of greater Kingsport, including Sullivan and Hawkins counties in northeast Tennessee, and Scott County in Southwest Virginia. For more information, visit their Web site at www.literacycouncilofkingsport.org.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is a non-profit educational
organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults
who need to develop basic reading, writing and English speaking
skills. Since 1962, the Literacy Council has trained thousands of
volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring to adults in its community.
For more information visit their Web site at www.lcnv.org.
Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD, Inc.
The Literacy Council of Prince George's County serves as the primary non-profit organization for the advocacy and implementation of literacy programs in the county. The Council provides services for adult learners in acquiring, improving and applying basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and oral communication. For more information, visit their Web site at www.literacycouncil.org.
Literacy Network of South Berkshire
The mission of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire is to make one-on-one instruction in basic academic skills accessible to adults living in the 15 towns of southern Berkshire County. For more information, visit their Web site at www.litnetsb.org.
Literacy Volunteers - Chippewa Valley
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
A community-based volunteer literacy program, the Literacy Volunteers-Chippewa Valley is committed to helping adults and their families acquire the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and function effectively as members of the community. For more information, visit their Web site at www.lvcv.org.
Literacy Volunteers - Winchester Area
Provide individualized services that assist the people of Winchester City, Frederick, and Clarke County in achieving their personal goals through literacy. For more information, visit their Web site at www.lvwa.org.
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County, Inc.
Hamilton, New Jersey
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County provides free volunteer tutoring to adults, 16 years of age or older, in public buildings throughout the County. The organization strives to assist students to improve their lives in the family, the workplace, and the community, through increased literacy skills. For more information, visit their Web site at www.princetonol.com/groups/lvamc.
Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William, Inc.
The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William
is to teach adults to read. LVA-PW is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America, a nationwide organization. We take volunteers from the community, train them
to be tutors and then match them with adults with low level literacy
skills. LVA-PW provides the professional training, material and
support that enable the volunteers to be effective tutors. All services
to the student are free. For more information visit their Web site
Literacy Volunteers of Collier County
The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County is to teach illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. For more information, visit their Web site at www.collierliteracy.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester is committed to providing free and confidential one on one tutoring to adults in need of basic literacy skills and English as a second language lessons. For more information, visit their Web site at www.lvgw.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Lee County Florida, Inc.
Cape Coral, Florida
The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Lee County, Florida, Inc. is to provide free, confidential adult literacy programs to any adult in Lee County who requests it. Their trained volunteer tutors help adult students reach their goals for improving their English reading, writing and speaking skills. For more information, visit their Web site at www.swflnonprofit.net/orglist.
Literacy Volunteers of Morris County
Morristown, New Jersey
The Mission of LVMC is to promote increased literacy and fluency in English for adult learners in this area through the effective use of volunteers, the provisions of support services for volunteers and learners, and through collaboration with individuals, groups and any organization desirous of fostering increased literacy. For more information, visit their Web site at www.lvamorris.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley
The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley is to teach
English literacy skills to adults and to raise literacy awareness
throughout Roanoke Valley. For more information visit their Web
site at www.lvarv.org.
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Since 1973, the Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry has equipped thousands of adults with the skills they need to succeed in the family, the workplace and the community. For more information, visit their Web site at www.lowcountryliteracy.org.
New Horizons Learning Center
Panama City, Florida
The New Horizons Learning Center focuses on providing a quality educational program for special needs and at-risk students that will ensure their students success in a changing world. For more information, visit their Web site at www.bayschools.com/new.
Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.
Norwich, New York
Opportunities for Chenango, Inc. is a rural community action agency
located in south-central New York that has served families for 39
years. Their primary objective is to increase school readiness of
low-income children by delivering comprehensive high quality services
designed to foster healthy development including a major emphasis
on literacy. For more information, visit their Web site at www.ofcinc.org.
Our Lady of Sorrow
Our Lady of Sorrow, in an effort to encourage families to read,
holds an annual "Family Literacy Night." For more information,
visit their Web site at www.olsmilwaukee.com.
Ozarks Literacy Council
The mission of the Ozarks Literacy Council is to open minds, lift lives and create a more literate community. For more information, visit their Web site at www.ozarksliteracycouncil.org.
Partners In Education of Toledo
Partners In Education is a non-profit organization which develops
and fosters partnerships between area schools and northwest Ohio
businesses, government agencies, organizations and churches. Funded
by contributions from businesses, individuals and the community,
Partners In Education leverages our most important investment --
the education of our children. For more information visit their
Web site at www.partnerstoledo.org.
Peak Reader at Children’s Literacy Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Children’s Literacy Center’s mission is to build
a life of success through a foundation of literacy. Their goal is
to serve an increasing number of children in need of reading and
Progressive Education Program, Inc.
New Iberia, Louisiana
Progressive Education Program, Inc.’s mission is to empower adults through education to reach their full potential.
The READ Center
The READ Center ‘s mission is to help low-level reading adults develop basic reading and communications skills through one-to-one tutoring so they can fulfill their goals and their role as citizens, workers, and family members. For more information, visit their Web site at www.readcenter.org.
The Richmond Latino Center’s Amigo’s Program
The Richmond Latino Center provided English as a Second language
and literacy programs to assist Latino families by connecting their
with literacy resources.
School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center, Inc.
Jamaica, New York
The School Sisters of Note Dame Educational Center provides under served women of all faiths and races the opportunity to reach the fullness of their potential. Within a safe and welcome environment, the Center provides programs that educate and nurture the whole person. The School provides core curriculum for the pre-GED and literacy programs to help meet the needs of women who have varied learning requirements.
Smyth County Adult Literacy Enrichment
Smyth County Adult Literacy Education’s (S.C.A.L.E.) mission is to teach adults at literacy and pre-GED levels the reading and English-speaking skills that will promote self-esteem, independence, and strengthen family and health literacy, to enable them to be active, contributing members of their community.
St. Joseph School District Foundation, Inc.
St. Joseph, Missouri
The mission of the “Even Start” program of St. Joseph School District is to strengthen families by overcoming life’s obstacles to meet educational needs in order to maximize their full potential in society. For more information, visit their Web site at www.slsd.k12.mo.us.
Top Floor Learning, Inc.
The mission of Top Floor Learning, Inc. is to promote and provide personalized tutoring services in basic literacy skills and to sponsor a dynamic, comprehensive program of life-long learning opportunities for adults. For more information, visit their Web site at www.topfloorlearning.org.
Twin Lakes Literacy Council
Mountain Home, Arkansas
The Twin Lakes Literacy Council is dedicated to promoting the knowledge
and appreciation of literacy for all individuals though educational
training and mass media exposure. Through its work with the Educating
Adults for the Workplace project, the Council hopes to provide materials
and one-on-one tutoring to adults seeking job skills. For more information,
visit the Arkansas Literacy Council Web site at www.arkansasliteracy.org/database/literacyQuery2.asp?COUNTY=Baxter.
Volusia Literacy Council
The Volusia Literacy Council, established in 1979, provides educational
services to individuals and families through tutoring in reading,
writing, math and workplace skills. For more information about the
Volusia Literacy Council and their educational services, visit their
Web site at www.floridahumanresources.org/literacy/VolusiaLiteracyCouncil.html.
Washington Literacy Council
The Washington Literacy Council is the largest provider of basic adult literacy services in the District of Columbia. Through its successful adult literacy program, the Council will expand into Ward 7, which has the highest rate of adult illiteracy in the city. This program will also be expanded in Ward 7 to offer family literacy programs where children are most at risk of repeating the cycle of low literacy. For more information visit their website at www.washingtonliteracycouncil.org.
Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program is a non-profit organization,
founded in 1986 by local volunteers to provide reading, writing
and math skills to the adult population of Wayne and Pike counties
in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit their Web site at www.home.ptd.net/~wpalp.
This list was last updated
March 31, 2009