Friends of Project Literacy

The Friends of Project Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to support the work of Project Literacy. Our board of directors is involved in fundraising and other development and advisory activities to help ensure the continued growth of Project Literacy’s educational programs. Many board members began their involvement as either volunteer tutors or students; all share a commitment to improving adult literacy in our community. 

The Friends of Project Literacy is seeking new board members or other volunteers interested in literacy, especially those who have experience in fundraising, marketing, community outreach or event planning. For more information, please contact Laurie Garden at or Karen Roubicek at

Project Literacy is funded through grants, contributions from individuals and businesses, and the support of the Watertown Free Public Library. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following major donors, without whom Project Literacy would not be able to serve so many deserving students:

  • First Literacy
  • The Bilezikian Family Foundation
  • The Clipper Ship Foundation
  • Watertown Community Foundation
  • Watertown Savings Bank 

We would like to thank the following for matching their employees’ gifts to Project Literacy: 

  • FM Global Foundation
  • Liberty Mutual Group (Give With Liberty)
  • Microsoft
  • The Pfizer Foundation

And we gratefully acknowledge the generosity of contributions from these area businesses:

Andrea's House of Pizza       Antoine's Pastry Shop
Arax Market       Big Sky Bakery
La Casa de Pedro       Deluxe Town Diner
Donohue's Bar and Grill       Dunkin Donuts (Riverside Management Group)
Eastern Bank       Eastern Lamejun Bakers
Fastachi       Iggy's Bread of the World, Cambridge
Infinite Blue Creative       Lakota Bakery
Massis Bakery       Molana Restaurant
Pepperidge Fam Thrift Store, Cambridge       Randy's Car Wash
Rotary Club of Watertown       Sensational Foods Catering
Sevan Bakery       Shiraz Persian Cuisine
Starbucks 259 Centre Street, Newton       Starbucks, Watertown
Stop and Shop, 171 Watertown Street, Watertown       Trader Joe's, Fresh Pond
The UPS Store, 15 Main Street, Watertown       Watertown Animal Hospital

Contributions are welcome and tax deductible within the limits provided by law. 

Please make your check payable to “Friends of Project Literacy” and mail to:
Friends of Project Literacy
c/o Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Or donate online: