Donate and Other Ways to Help

Consider making a charitable donation to Literacy of Northern New York  through the NY Charities portal.  Click here

Join the Friends of Literacy of Northern New York

Literacy of NNY is grateful for the generosity of its donors and to the people and agencies responsible for its grants.
How to Donate

  • Donations can be mailed to: Literacy of Northern NY, 200 Washington St., Suite 303, Watertown, NY 13601.
  • You can make a memorial donation in memory of a loved one, a friend or someone special. Also, consider making a donation as a birthday, Christmas or other type of gift in your name or on behalf of someone special. LNNY will send a notification/thank-you card.
  •  Donate to our Annual Appeal.

Other Ways LNNY Raises Money

  • Fund-raising events such as our Auction and Cream Cheese Festival Raffle baskets
  • Local grants. We are a partner agency of United Way of Northern New York.
  • We also receive state and federal grant funds.

Different Ways of Contributing

At Literacy of Northern NY, we appreciate the great work of our volunteers and the participation of our students – the backbone of LNNY. Tutors work with reading or English language learners and some tutor both. Other volunteers serve on our board of directors, help at fund-raising events or assist us with administrative tasks in our office. If you are unable to commit to tutoring, think about volunteering in another capacity. Call the office at 782-4270 or e-mail us for information.

  • Sponsor a Student
    Make a donation for textbooks or supplies for a student.
  • Donate a Gift CardA small gift card from a local business is a wonderful way to reward students for their hard work. LNNY gives these cards, when available, to students for a job well done or to those who come in for the end-of-year assessment of their literacy skills.
  • Donate Supplies for Students
    Many of our students are low-income and lack the means to buy pens, folders and notebooks. LNNY gives these materials to our students who can’t afford to buy their own supplies.
  • Participate in our Annual Appeal
    Literacy of Northern NY sends out an annual appeal letter in November. If you would like to be placed on the list to receive an annual appeal letter, please contact the office. E-mail or telephone us.