There are many ways that you can help CALC — through donations of books and supplies, making a monetary donation, by volunteering as a tutor, or particpating in our internship program.


Your dollars have a direct significant impact.
Donations are processed through PayPal and are safe and secure. Credit cards accepted are VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, or you can donate using your PayPal account. You can make a one-time gift, or choose to provide support monthly.


You may also donate by mail, phone, or in person.  Donate by check payable to CALC, 1028 E. Saginaw, Lansing, MI  48906.  Get directions to CALC here or call (517) 485-4949 to drop off your donation in person.

DONATE books and supplies

New and gently used books are given to children and families. Books can be dropped off in our donation boxes at Schuler's in the Meridian Mall, at Erickson Hall on MSU Campus, or at our office. Bring your books to CALC and receive a letter you can use for a tax deduction.


We also appreciate donations of caps and gowns for our GED graduates.  Donations of office supplies and grounds keeping are also needed.  Give us a call to check on our current needs.


You can help as a tutor for adults or children in a variety of programs. Training programs are available for Basic Reading, English as a Second Language, and GED, as well as our popular and successful Read to SUCCEED program for children.  To learn more about becoming a tutor, click here.

You can also volunteer to help out in our offices.


There are many other ways you can support CALC. You may wish to commemorate the life of a loved one, or honor someone in celebration of a birthday or other special life event. You can host or promote a fundraiser, make donations through online shopping, or even remember CALC in your will. Your donations to CALC are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. View our summary on Guidestar.


The range of CALC programs give several choices to students seeking internships or extended volunteer service. Choices include:


  • Supervising program components

  • Grant writing

  • Creating and implementing ad campaigns

  • Training and supporting teen and adult tutors

  • Interviewing, diagnosing and recommending instruction for basic adult literacy and English as a Second language students

  • Entering data

  • Participating in policy discussions

  • Conducting tutor training follow up sessions

  • Recruiting volunteers

  • Managing and creating instructional materials


For these and all CALC activities interns and volunteers are given training and support. Certificates can be earned in specific programs. Letters of recommendation are available upon request.