Brought to you by the Cumberland Adult Reading Council

Your Donation Really Matters!

Some of our students have special needs. A grandmother may want to learn enough to read to her grandchildren. Others want to learn enough to read grocery labels and directions on prescription bottles, or need to learn enough math to understand shopping ads, sale descriptions, or percentages of interest. Seniors want to be able to help children in their care with math homework, which often contains terms and procedures they don't understand. 
The Adult Literacy Program helps adult students reach their goals. 


We would really appreciate you helping us to fight illiteracy. To make a donation, simply use the contact form below and tell us what you would like to donate. Our needs include meeting space, classroom space, computer labs, materials for students (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.) and, we always need funding to help our programs grow.

Supporting the Adult Literacy Program is easy.  Simply make your check payable to the Cumberland Reading Council and mail to:

Cumberland Reading Council

1 Goodwin Circle,
Crossville, TN 38555

Or, call us at (931) 337-5809 and we can help you with your supporting donation.

Can’t decide how much to give?  Every little bit helps.
  • A $10 donation buys school supplies for one student.
  • A $35 donation buys a textbook and dictionary for one student.
  • A $50 donation purchases workbooks for one non-reader.
  • A $75 donation covers a testing fee for a deserving student.
  • A $100 donation provides a month of instruction for one non-reader.
  • A $125 donation covers class and helps towards books and supplies
  • A $200 donation purchases a month of instruction and pays for all supplies and books for one student.

Our Wish List

As with any non-profit organization, we depend on friends like you to assist us in getting things done.  We have compiled a list of items that we wish we could have to further our mission and support our programs.  If you are able to donate the item or the money for the item, please contact our office at (931) 337-5809 or by email: [email protected]

  • Gift cards to retailers for supplies (notebooks, rulers, pencils)
  • Basic calculators with large keypads
  • Pens (ink)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pocket Portfolio folders with or without prongs
  • $$ (your choice) gift cards to use as student prizes
  • White one-inch, three-ring binders
  • White legal pads
  • iTunes gift cards for learning apps
  • Tab dividers with color-coded plastic tabs for inserts
If you would like us to contact you concerning your donation, please use the form below and let us know how we can help. If you would us to call you, please be sure to include your telephone number in the remarks.

We can't do what we do without community support.

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