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Help ensure everyone is empowered with the ability to read

100% of every dollar you donate stays in the greater-Lansing area to support our free student and tutor programs and maintain our meeting spaces.


$6.00 covers the cost of a student taking a preparatory GED Ready Test in a single subject.


$37.50 covers the cost of a student taking an official GED test in a single subject. 


$100 covers the costs of assessing, matching, tutoring, and supporting a student for five weeks of one-to-one tutoring.

$174 sponsors one GED student earning their certificate, covering four preparatory and four official tests.


Your contribution helps make the dream of achieving personal learning goals a reality. The Reading People, an independent and locally funded nonprofit, runs entirely on donations. All our services are delivered free of charge. 

Thank you for your gift to Capital Area Literacy Coalition - The Reading People.

To make a donation

Please select the donation amount.  On the next page, click on the yellow "Checkout with PayPal" button.  You can process payment in one of two ways:

     1 - Login to your PayPal account and complete your transaction.


                                - OR -


     2 - Click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option.  You will be taken to the "PayPal Guest Checkout" to securely enter your debit or credit card information and complete your transaction.


You can make a quick one-time gift on this website by clicking the amount you'd like to give, or you can contact us to donate a different amount or to set up a recurring gift of monthly support.

You may also donate by mail, phone, or in person.  Donate by check payable to CALC, 1028 E. Saginaw, Lansing, MI  48906. 

For "In Memoriam" donations, please contact our Director at (517) 485-4949.

your gifts
at work

Donations are critical to enable CALC to focus resources on free services.

  • Recruit students and tutors;

  • Diagnose student literacy level;

  • Provide tutor training;

  • Match tutors and students and monitor progress;

  • Conduct research for program improvement and evaluation;

  • Develop special programs for dissemination;

  • Collaborate with other agencies and schools;

  • Provide like new/gently used children's books;

  • Paying costs for study materials and testing for GED students;

  • Obtaining "COVID" supplies, such as masks, plexiglass partitions, signage, cleaning supplies, and face guards for tutors

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