Donate to Support Literacy

Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) has been sharing the gift of literacy in Southwest Missouri since 1968. Our mission is to raise awareness and promote literacy through free services to adults and children. We teach people to read. Reading changes lives. We are proud of our learners. Improving reading skills allowed them to: gain employment, assist with their child’s homework, get a driver’s license, and even go to college.


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 preschoolers who are enrolled in programs that focus on serving those from lower-incomes.   Additionally, we give out many books at community events to all children to help them grow both their personal libraries and their appreciation for reading. Making a difference starts with change, and your dollars and cents can go a long way to empower someone’s future through literacy. 

Will you give $23 per month for 2023 to support a learner?

If 12 people donate $23 per month for 12 months, we can provide : 144 readers with one month of necessary materials for tutoring

Please consider supporting OLC with a monthly gift. Your donation will assist with the continuation of our literacy programs.

  • $12 will provide two books to a learner
  • $23 will provide one month of reading/tutoring materials for one learner
  • $50 will sponsor one #bookit learner for one year
  • $100 will sponsor two #bookit learners for one year
  • $240 will sponsor one preschool classroom for the school year 
  • $500 will assist with office expenses, insurance, and website maintenance
  • $850 will sponsor one elementary #bookit classroom for one school year

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

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.


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.