COVID-19 Response: WALC offices are closed at this time. A reopen date will be coordinated with the Oshkosh Public Library. The team is still hard at work. Contact Anna at 920-573-5507 for assistance. Get COVID-19 updates from the City of Oshkosh and Winnebago County

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

or contact us: 920-236-5185\executivedirector@winlit.org

Planned Giving

Support WALC far into the future with a planned gift. In celebration of our 30 year anniversary, we would love for you to help us reach our goal of 30 designated gifts for 30 years of service. The board of directors is 100% on-board, please join us! 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!

30th Anniversary Campaign

We are proud to celebrate 30 years of serving our community. Join us in our 30 for 30 campaign- a gift of 30 for 30 years of service:

  • 30 planned gifts
  • 30 new volunteers
  • 30 donated gift cards
  • 30 unrestricted donations

Which 30 will you share with us today?

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!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service. On your first visit to AmazonSmile @ smile.amazon.com, select Winnebago County Literacy Council as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.

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 classes
  • Translate
  • Serve on the board of directors
  • Help at special events

Personal Items for Learners Wish List

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

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.

Adult Literacy Tutoring
Wish List

  • IPads
  • Laptops
  • 2020 calendars
  • Kleenex
  • Amazon or Barnes and Nobel gift cards for purchasing resource books

Family Literacy
Wish List

  • Hand puppets
  • Floor puzzles
  • Children’s CD’s
  • Kleenex

Office Supply
Wish List

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

Thank You!

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.

or contact us: 920-236-5185\executivedirector@winlit.org