Your donation will help to support families in the Big Bend Region (Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla). Funds received will be matched by Federal funds, so your investment, no matter the amount will grow with the Federal match. There are have several ways to invest in the ELC. …..

Ways to Invest

Listed below are several investment suggestions, please feel free to choose the amount you feel comfortable with.

  • “Patron”, an investment of $500 will provide an opportunity for a child to attend a quality early learning program for one month.
  • “Developer”, an investment of $250 will provide an opportunity for a child to attend an afterschool program for two months.
  • “Reader”, an investment of $100 will allow the Early Learning Coalition to add 20 books to their Word Garden; which is where children receive a free book to develop early literacy skills.
  • “Advocate”, I/We support the efforts of the Early Learning Coalition with an investment of ________.
  • Volunteer”, I/We would like to become a Celebrity Reader and read to a group of children at a local child care program.
  • "Partner" I/We want to host a book drive to benefit the Early Learning Coalition’s literacy efforts. Click here to read more about our My First Books program
  •  Board Membership is also a great way to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please click here for current openings and for more information.

 Ways to Donate


1. Please help us promote literacy, family together time, and success in school by giving the gift of reading today! Donate gently used children’s books appropriate for young children through our My First Books program. Used books can also be dropped off at any of the ELC office locations. 

The ELC is looking for civic groups and businesses as partners in supporting the “My First Books” project and will provide recognition to any corporate or group sponsorship by placing your logo and organization’s name on stickers on each book, as well as, advertising your logo and group name in ELC publications and social media sites.

 Current Collection Sites and Book Drive Partners:

2. Donate funds to sponsor an opportunity for a child to attend a quality preschool or after school program.

For questions, please contact (850) 552-7325 or [email protected].

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