Show your employees, clients, suppliers, and customers that you support literacy. Become a Corporate Philanthropic Partner of United for Literacy. Literacy is a key indicator of economic health for a nation. It is also linked to physical and mental health, housing and food security, and many other aspects of life.
Your support of literacy will mean a lot to any employee who has struggled with reading and writing. Even in a workplace with strong literacy levels, your support will resonate. Many people have a friend or family member who has needed extra support. Show that you care about making a positive impact by supporting United for Literacy.
Choose from the following options or make a direct donation on behalf of your company.
Employee Matching Gifts
You can double the impact of a donation by setting up a matching gift program for your employees. When your staff donates to United for Literacy, make an equal donation on behalf of your company.
With a matching gift, you will make a greater impact and help more people reach their goals. If your company doesn't have a matching gift program, we can help. Contact us to get started today.
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. We invite you to consider the many opportunities to get involved:
Single-day volunteering: Take part in a Book Day
Have a small group of employees (10-15 people) take part in a Book Day. The group will help to sort and pack books we receive from our national publishing partners. These books are distributed across Canada to encourage a love of reading. This is a great introduction to Frontier College and provides meaningful support.
Tutoring: Become a volunteer literacy tutor
Employees who want to make a lasting contribution to literacy can volunteer to tutor.
Tutors take part in training (2-6 hours) and volunteer for around 2 hours per week. There are opportunities to work with children, youth, and adults. Tutoring happens online and/or in-person. No teaching experience needed.
Corporate Homework Club: Host a Corporate Homework Club in your office
Support literacy by hosting a Corporate Homework Club. This is a partnership between a corporation, a local school, and United for Literacy. The business provides funding and space. Employees serve as tutors. Teachers refer students (Grade 7+) who need support. United for Literacy staff oversee the program.
This model gives youth from diverse communities the chance to be in a corporate space. Students get homework help along with informal coaching and mentorship. This opportunity has a deep and lasting impact.
Corporate expertise: Share knowledge and professional advice
Help United for Literacy move forward with an innovative digital strategy. This could include making a Reading Tracker or other app. If you think this might be a good fit for your company, reach out to find out more.
Sponsor a United for Literacy event or host an event of your own. We aim to develop strong, sustainable partnerships with our supporters. Our annual events include:
For more information, contact Jennifer Chow at 1-800-555-6523 ext. 3342.