When you give to Literacy Services you change lives!

Make your gift today!

Literacy Services relies on donations from individual donors like you. Gifts of any amount make a tremendous impact in our community. When you are ready to make your gift of support, please consider making a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to LSW. In addition to being an easy and affordable way for you to make a positive impact on the lives of our learners, recurring gifts provide LSW with an extra level of certainty as we invest in our programs’ growth to increase our community reach and impact.

Financial Gifts

There are many ways to support our students’ hard work and transform lives:

  • Gifts of cash
  • Employer matching programs
  • Gifts of stock, mutual funds, and other securities (may be additional benefits for supporters over 70 1⁄2 years old)
  • Deferred income gifts, including charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts
  • Bequests to Literacy Services as part of a will and last testament

* Our United Way Donor Choice number is 41385

Our Commitment

The trust of our supporters is paramount to Literacy Services. To preserve this trust, we embrace the values of stewardship, accountability, and transparency. We are committed to providing ready and easy access to our financial and organizational filings.

Your Investment's Impact


Provides GED practice test vouchers for 15 students.


Provides two tablets for supporting our English Language Learning digital literacy curriculum.


Supports a student through an entire 16-week high school certification course.

In-kind Gifts

Literacy Services is always looking for consumable and durable goods to help serve our students. Click the wish list button below to review our current needs. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Knezel at chad@literacyservices.org or by phone at (414) 344-5878.

Donate Books

Books for all ages are a great resource for both fundraising and instructional use. Donations may be dropped off in the lobby of our Downtown Center during normal business hours. Please call (414) 344-5878 to ensure someone is available to assist when you arrive. Our Downtown Center is located at 555 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee.

To learn about hosting a book drive, please contact Dustin Slane at dustin@literacyservices.org or by phone at (414) 226-5580.