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How to Help

Be A Volunteer

  • Contribute your time and talent as a volunteer tutor with a local literacy program
  • Serve on the board of a literacy organization
  • If you are an employer, encourage your employees to volunteer or give release time for volunteer training
  • Let literacy organizations use your workplace to train tutors and teach students
  • Call 315-342-8839 for volunteer opportunities

Become A Donor

  • Make financial gifts or donate gifts-in-kind (books, supplies, materials, services, etc.) to support a literacy organization or program
  • Not sure which organization or program to support? You can make a tax-deductible gift to the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County and support a wide range of literacy providers in our community

Be An Advocate

  • Be a lifelong learner
  • Encourage others to be lifelong learners
  • Read with the children in your family
  • Let politicians and community leaders know what you think about literacy
  • Do a "literacy audit" to identify and address the barriers that your organization or workplace may present to people with low literacy skills
  • Invite speakers from literacy groups to speak at your service club or other membership organization
  • Support family-friendly policies for education
  • Publish stories about lifelong learning or literacy success stories in your newsletters
  • Create discussion about literacy among your peers and friends
  • Use plain language in your written and spoken communications
  • Encourage awareness and sensitivity toward less literate people

Give Your Gift!

Make checks payable to: Weston T. Hyde Educational Foundation
c/o Literacy Coalition of Oswego County
PO Box 3124
Oswego, NY 13126


Questions about the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County?
E-Mail: Mike Egan, Literacy Coalition of Oswego County