Donate to Support Literacy


Your support helps us provide FREE tutoring for school-age children and adults in the Springfield area.  We also provide free books and classroom readers to elementary children through our Reading Resource Program aka #bookit, and to Springfield Public School Wonder Years preschoolers.   Additionally, share many books at community events to all children to help them grow both their personal libraries and their appreciation for reading. Creating a positive literacy experience starts with change, and your dollars go a long way to empower someone’s future through literacy. 


Checks to: Ozarks Literacy Council at, 397 East Central Street, Springfield, MO 65802

Please consider supporting OLC with a monthly gift.

Your donation will assist with the continuation of our literacy programs.

  • $12 will provide two monthly books for a tutoring program learner
  • $25 will provide one month of reading/tutoring for one learner
  • $50 will sponsor one #bookit student for one year
  • $125 will sponsor one elementary #bookit classroom for a month
  • $250 will sponsor one preschool classroom for the school year 
  • $500 will assist with office expenses, insurance, and communications
  • $1125 will sponsor one elementary #bookit classroom for one school year

Tribute Donation

Don’t know what to get for that hard to buy person who loves to read? 

Want to memorialize a loved one?  Consider making a donation in their name.

Just click on the heart below to make a donation.

Include information in the notes about the person being honored.

In-Kind Donations


Colored Printer paper

White and colored card stock

Table cloth with our logo/name

2 Gallon “zip lock” bags

Bottled water 

Labels, Avery #5160



Ozarks Literacy Council is always in need of NEW books to give to those who need them most, the children in our community.

Is your company or organization looking for ways to give back? Consider hosting a book drive to collect new books for Ozarks Literacy Council. Contact us at to find out the current need and how you can help fill our bookshelves!

Ozarks Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting literacy by providing free resources and services to adults and children in Southwest Missouri since 1968. Our free programs (One-On-One Tutoring, Preschool Readings, Reading Resource program and Book Distributions) raise awareness and promote literacy.