There’s a way for everyone to get involved. Donate securely online, volunteer as a tutor, spread awareness by participating in one of our annual events, or even come work for us. You can make a real difference for our communities. They depend upon your support. Thank you!
Tri-County Literacy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing literacy services to adults and families with children. We are supported solely by private grants and contributions from local businesses and community members. Our limited budget covers administrative costs, salaries for our small professional staff, and the purchase of literacy materials. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
By check made out to Tri-County Literacy and sent to:
34 Wing Farm Parkway
Bath, ME 04530
You may make a credit card donation through Paypal: We thank you for making a contribution to a local organization and investing in the future of those who live in the Tri-County area.
We thank you for making a contribution to a local organization and investing in the future of those who live in the Tri-County area.
The Literacy Volunteers at TCL come from all walks of life. Tutors do not need to have a background in teaching, education or literacy. We provide training workshops to cover the basic theories, techniques, exercises, and resources we have found to be the most successful for both our students and their tutors.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
There are many ways you can contribute to the work of TCL even if you do not want to become a tutor. We often need assistance in the office with mailings, publicity, and technology implementation. We also need volunteers to help during fundraisers and other TCL events. This can range from being an events coordinator to helping set up tables or distribute flyers. There is even the possibility of doing some volunteer work preparing grants, writing appeals letters, and building relationships with potential contributors in the community. By helping Tri-County Literacy, you can not only help people in your community, you can also gain valuable skills and add to your resume. Please contact the office for more information. We'd love to hear from you.
Please check Employment Opportunities on the "About" tab.
The Candy Cane Train: Every December, TCL hosts the Candy Cane Train, a two-day event in Bath, where young children and adults kick-off the Christmas season with a ride from Bath to Wiscasset on the Candy Cane Train with Santa’s elves. Cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa Claus are included. All proceeds support our two programs: Literacy Volunteers and Read With Me . Funding from the Davenport Trust in Bath and other contributors, as well as numerous dedicated volunteers, make this event a huge success year after year.
Trivia Night: A relatively new fundraising event, Trivia Night is hosted at a local restaurant. Participants are given the chance to test the depths of their knowledge about little known facts (many pertaining to Maine and literacy), enjoy good food and company, and support the work of TCL. All proceeds support our programs. Participation from members of the community, as well as volunteer efforts, are proving to make this event a popular local event.
The hardworking communities of Sagadahoc, Cumberland and Lincoln counties need your help. Too many people lack the basic literacy skills that provide the foundation for education, employment, health, and success.
Tri-County Literacy provides crucial literacy services to these communities, but we can't do it without supporters like you. Please volunteer or contribute today!