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Every year adult learners depend on Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County (LVBC) for tutoring so they can improve their reading, writing and English skills, putting them on the road to greater economic security. Your support can have a great impact:

  • $2,000 sponsors an 18-hour tutor training for 15 volunteers.

  • $1,000 provides an interview, skills assessment, matching and support for 10 students for 1 year.

  • $500 will buy 20 books for the resource library used by tutors and students.

  • $100 provides training manuals for 4 volunteers.

  • $50 provides 1 skills assessment update.


Donations are tax-deductible.

Matching gifts: You can double your donation’s impact if your employer has a matching gift program. Please remember to ask your employer for a matching gift form, follow the instructions provided and submit the completed form with your contribution to LVBC. Remember that some companies also match gifts from retirees and spouses.

Memorial gifts: Donations can also be made in memory of a loved one. Please send your instructions for a personalized acknowledgment when you send your donation.

In honor of: Donations can be made in honor of a special someone or special occasion. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or holidays by sharing your commitment to LVBC with others. Please send your instructions for a personalized acknowledgment when you send your donation.

Pledges: Your gift can be made in pledge installments.

Contributions by mail:
Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County
1 Wendell Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

In addition to Foundation and Corporate grants and private donations,  LVBC has received support from the Berkshire Athenaeum, which, since 1980, has provided us space for our administrative offices and tutor library. We also receive support from Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, a statewide organization funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

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