“No person was ever honored for what he recieved.

He was honored for what he gave.” 

— Calvin Coolidge

 

We couldn’t do any of this without our volunteers.  And as we grow as an organization, we also grow in our need for caring, talented individuals to help us out.  If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us using the form on our “Contact Us” page and let us know how you would like to help.

 

Are you crafty?

  • Create “Book in a Bag” kits for younger students to read along in a book and listen to the story on a cd created by you.

  • Make cards for children in orphan homes or at a school. (For holiday cards, please allow 4 weeks delivery.

  • Encourage knitting groups, sewing groups, or craft groups to make items for kids in Africa.

  • Have students (or adults) make bookmarks for kids in Zambia.

 

Fundraise at school/work...

  • Host a dodgeball tournament at school or church.

  • Host a Read-a-Thon and gather donations.

  • CrAtoZy Sock Day – Invite students to wear crazy socks to school and then donate $1 for shipping costs or school lunch programs.

  • Candy-Grams – sell Skittles, lollipops, or whatever sounds good for a special occasion.

  • Host a Coins for a Cause collection.

 

Donate...

  • Donate jump ropes, soccer balls, or other recess toys.

  • Donate word games like Bananagrams, Scrabble, or UpWords.

  • Donate money for student scholarships. One year of schooling costs $350.

  • Donate items for the big prize basket at our annual fundraiser.

  • Donate sporting event or theatre tickets for the silent auction at our annual fundraiser.

 

Fundraise at home…

  • Host a “charity” birthday party (or any celebration). Invite guests to bring a new book and $2 to help with shipping it to Zambia

  • “Souper-Bowl Sunday” – gather loose change Super Bowl weekend to donate for school lunch at Shine Reading Academy.

  • Host a Talent & Music Night with young musicians showing off their skills while parents and friends enjoy the music.

 

Every bit counts…

  • Choose A to Z Literacy Movement as your charity with Amazon Smile. All you need to do is sign up through Amazon, select A to Z as your charity of choice, and every time you purchase something through Amazon, A to Z receives 5% of your purchase total!

 

Have an idea?

Tell us more by emailing or come to one of our board meetings and share your thoughts! Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month @7:00 pm. Please email Mal at mal@atozliteracy.org to let her know you're coming.



 

 


 

 

 

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P.O. Box 2483, Crystal Lake, IL  60039

©May 2020 

A to Z Literacy Movement

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