Your support changes lives.

When you donate to First Literacy, you help graduates from Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HiSET), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs get the financial and educational support they need to pursue a college degree or advanced skills training. You help fund creative and innovative curriculum projects at these programs, and help provide free high quality training for their teachers.

How can you support First Literacy?

Click here to make a donation through PayPal.
You can also make an online donation via First Giving or
download a printable mail-in donation form.
For recurring gifts, please use First Giving.
You can also give from your donor-advised fund by clicking here: DAF Direct.

For information on more donation options including named scholarship endowments, corporate matching opportunities, gifts of stock or assets, and planned giving, please contact Terry Witherell at or call 617.482.3336.

Phillis Wheatley Society

Donors of $500 or more are given special recognition in honor of this inspiring African American woman who transcended the social boundaries of her time through the power of the written word. In a special reception each Spring, First Literacy celebrates and thanks these donors who help continue Phillis Wheatley’s legacy by supporting the efforts to give others the power to speak, read and write English.

Corporate Matching Funds

Make your dollars go further! Many corporations match, double or even triple all charitable donations made by their employees. Click here to find out if your company will match your gift to First Literacy. If you don’t see your company name on this list, contact your Human Resources department for details.

Donate While You Shop

Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to First Literacy when you shop through AmazonSmile with First Literacy, Inc. as your selected charity.