Help Winnebago Area Literacy Council eliminate barriers to learning by contributing today:

Every gift directly impacts our learners and helps us achieve our mission to strengthen our diverse community by developing and delivering free learner-centered literacy programs for adults and their families. We are proud to say that 92.7% of the donations we receive go straight to programming! The community we serve is growing quickly this year, and we would love to hire more teachers and provide more classes.

If you are able to support us, please click above to make a donation, OR contact us directly with your gift: (920) 236-5185 | executivedirector@winlit.org


If you are looking for other ways to help us deliver free learner-centered literacy programs

for adults & their families, please see below:

Planned Giving

Support WALC far into the future with a planned gift.  Ensure WALC’s legacy, by making it part of your own personal legacy:

  • Wills or living trusts
  • Retirement plan beneficiary designations
  • Life insurance beneficiary designations or unneeded policies
  • Joint account beneficiary designations
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Stock
  • Real estate

Planned Giving Handout
Will codicil
Codicil directions

CARES Act Deduction

Did You Know? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides tax relief for charitable donors. 

New Deduction: Allows up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available to people who take the standard deduction and is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income. A donation to a donor advised fund (DAF) does not qualify.

New Charitable Deduction Limits: Individuals that itemize can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations that itemize may deduct up to 25% of taxable income (up from 10% previously.) The higher deduction does not apply to donations directly to a DAF.

Consider making a charitable donation today to continue strengthening our community!

Browse our “Registry for Good” on Walmart and help us provide much-needed items to those we serve. No gift is too big or small!

WALC Registry

Endowment

 

WALC is working to increase its endowment fund in order to become self-sustaining. Our endowment is managed by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. To make a donation directly to our endowment send the donation to the OACF indicating that you wish the donation to go the Winnebago Area Literacy Council.

 

Employer Match

We are grateful to employers that support their employees’ benevolent choices. Check with your employer to find out if they have any of the following practices:

  • Donation match to a nonprofit organization
  • Time off to serve on a Board of Directors
  • Event sponsorships

Participating employers include: Amcor, US Bank, Illinois Tool Works, Thrivent Financial, and more!

Volunteer

Inquiry Form

Our volunteers are very dear to us as they make all we do possible. Please consider volunteering your time, talents or treasures:

  • Become a tutor
  • Help with community outreach 
  • Assist in classes
  • Translate
  • Serve on the board of directors
  • Help at special events

Office & Classroom Supply
Wish List

  • Grocery store gift cards for purchasing snacks
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • 5 ML heat lamination pockets
  • Calendars

Personal Items for Refugee and Immigrant Families

  • Socks (infant – adult, male and female)
  • Winter gloves, mittens & hats (all sizes)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Lotion
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers
  • Razors
  • Laundry Detergent/Dish soap

Event Sponsorship

WALC depends on the kind hearts of our donors and sponsors. Consider sponsoring one of our annual events or donating auction and raffle items. Event sponsorship gives your organization exposure and shows your support of literacy in our community.

Thank You!

or contact us: (920) 236-5185 | executivedirector@winlit.org