Donate by Mail

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 Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Donate Online

You can also donate online through the First Giving website.

Friends of Project Literacy

The Friends of Project Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to support the work of Project Literacy. The Friends of Project Literacy raise money through grants from foundations, fundraisers, donations from individuals, and small businesses 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:

  • The Bilezikian Family Foundation
  • The Clipper Ship Foundation
  • First Literacy
  • The Marshall Home Fund
  • 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)

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
  • Deluxe Town Diner
  • Donohue's Bar and Grill
  • Dunkin Donuts (Riverside Management Group)
  • Eastern Bank
  • Eastern Lamejun Bakers
  • Fastachi
  • Iggy's Bread of the Word, Cambridge
  • Infinite Blue Creative
  • La Casa de Pedro
  • Lakota Bakery
  • Massis Bakery
  • Molana Restaurant
  • Pepperidge Farm 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
  • The UPS Store, 15 Main Street, Watertown
  • Trader Joe's, Fresh Pond
  • Watertown Animal Hospital
  • Willie's Painting