Many of us take for granted the fact that we can read and write, but for those that can’t it is more than just being embarrassing; it is limiting. Imagine not knowing how to read a menu, type on the computer or your phone, be able to fill out a resume, or any other needed forms for work… try getting a job without being able to read and write. Good luck.
To help this situation that is still a problem in the twenty-first century, each year we will donate a % of all Book Wizard’s profits, divided between two or more of these ‘Charitable Organizations That Promote Literacy.’
Some of the Literacy Charitable Organizations that we help:
Originally established to provide tutoring support for adults who could not read and write, Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society has evolved to provide literacy support for immigrant families, children, and seniors.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. We develop and support the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language.
Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. Providing resources, training, and funds, Decoda supports community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across BC. Decoda supports children and families, youth, adults, seniors, Indigenous and immigrant communities in an effort to build strong individuals, strong families, and strong communities.
Room to Read is a global organization devoted to promoting literacy and girls’ education. Each year, the outstanding organization gets a little bit closer by providing nearly one million kids with outstanding educational programs and essential learning materials they need to succeed.
Reading Is Fundamental has recognized a national literacy crisis in America which it is committed to creating a more literate country. They work hand-in-hand with book publishers, distributors, schools, community centers, health clinics, migrant camps, and homeless shelters to provide kids in need with books and other important reading resources they couldn’t otherwise have access to.
National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) recognizes that reading and education is family activities. That is why their organization is dedicated to engaging not just children but for entire families in creating learning programs that raise literacy levels for everyone.
Book Aid International – The organization behind World Book Day, Book Aid International is a global charity based in the U.K. that provides one million brand new books to over 3,000 libraries every year. Most of their efforts are focused on Africa, but they also have a small but important project in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Literacy for Incarcerated Teens focuses on one very important population: youth. Based in New York, it aims to end illiteracy in incarcerated teens by creating engaging libraries in NYC’s juvenile prisons that will inspire teens to love reading.
Everybody Wins! uses a unique shared reading experience approach to inspire children to love reading. It pairs one adult mentor with one child for a Power Lunch, the organization’s signature program that gets adults and kids reading together
An organization founded to combat the 20% global illiteracy rate, World Literacy Foundation uses research and advocacy to improve literacy in communities around the world. Current projects include eradicating illiteracy across 25 countries, including Australia, the U.S., and others in Africa and Latin America.
Milk and Bookies is an inspiring non-profit organization that not only promotes literacy and reading but teaches children about the importance of community work and giving. In addition to an empowering Leaders + Readers program for student volunteers in the Los Angeles area, Milk and Bookies host “book-raisers” that encourage kids to pick, inscribe, and donate books to other children who can’t afford them.