“I want to be loved and respected by people. It will mean so much to me. What does it take to get this in the world today? Reading I join reading class in the fall of September for Tuesday and Thursday. Want to be a good reader. And I been coming for four years. I want to go to college some day.” By Hiram H.

Give to The READ Center today or consider joining our monthly giving club. Your support makes a difference.

Giving At Work

Many businesses support employees through matching gifts for monetary contributions and/or for volunteer hours. If you give to READ, your company may match it and double your impact. Check with your manager or human resources department to see if your company will match your contributions.

To contribute through your employer’s United Way program, please designate The READ Center as your agency of choice. 

If you participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, please consider selecting The READ Center to receive your donation. The READ Center CVC code is 100098.

Your support makes READ Center programs possible

The READ Center is grateful for the support of all our generous community partners—caring individuals, businesses and foundations who recognize the critical importance of helping adults improve their literacy. Our donors are businesspeople who see the value in helping their employees develop their skills; educators who believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed; and parents who want their adult neighbors to have the same opportunities afforded to their own children. Consider joining them with a gift to The READ Center.

Remember READ in your estate plans

The READ Center is grateful for your support. If you would like to continue to support The READ Center, consider a bequest. Bequests can provide READ with funding for programs, staff, and new programs. A bequest can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate. The latter allows more flexibility in planning.


Financial contributions make it possible for The READ Center to offer literacy programs to students free of charge.

Your gift will make a difference in the life of someone who struggles to read to a child, to read the newspaper, to read street signs and medical directives, or to complete a job application.

The READ Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts to The READ Center are tax deductible within the provisions and regulations of the Internal Revenue Code. (Financial Reports)

Donate by Check

A $100 donation provides testing materials for nearly two dozen students. Checks can be made payable to The READ Center and mailed to the following address:

The READ Center
4915 Radford Avenue, Suite 204
Richmond, VA 23230

Corporate Giving

To contribute through your employer’s United Way program, please designate The READ Center as your agency of choice. On your pledge form, under “Another Community Nonprofit” enter: The READ Center, 4915 Radford Avenue, Ste. 204, Richmond, VA 23230.


Donate your vehicle!

Donate your vehicle to The READ Center

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle through CARS to benefit The READ Center.

How it works:

  • Schedule a pick-up through CARS by completing this form online or by calling 855-500-RIDE (7433)
  • Your vehicle is sold by the CARS team at maximum value to benefit The READ Center
  • CARS will issue you an acknowledgement for tax purposes

Sell For READ

Ebay for Charity

If you’re an eBay seller, now you can support The READ Center whenever you sell an item. You can choose a percentage of sale donation amount, and The READ Center will receive that portion of your sale. Just visit our eBay for Charity profile here, and click on List Your Item. It will prompt you to log in (or register). Thank you for your support!

Shop for READ

Cash Back

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support The READ Center
Thank you for your support. Continue giving to Reading and Education for Adult Development Inc. while you shop at 1000s of retailers like Macy’s and Old Navy with Giving Assistant.

Shop For READ

Are you a Kroger shopper? Consider adding The READ Center as your community rewards recipient. Every time you shop at Kroger, The READ Center receives a donation based on how much you spend. The READ Center’s code is QU678.  Learn more and sign up here.

Amazon Smile

Shop through AmazonSmile to benefit READ
Do you like to shop on Amazon? You can support The READ Center through your Amazon purchases by browsing through Amazon Smile. You will need to sign in (or register for) your Amazon account, and navigate to “Change Your Charity” from your account settings. You can read more about Amazon Smile here.

Give Your Time

Volunteer at The READ Center