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.
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:
Scrabble for Literacy
Giller Light Bash
For more information, contact Jennifer Chow at 1-800-555-6523 ext. 3342.
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 United for Literacy 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.