Support Our Mission

With your help we can transform lives by providing access to literacy for all K-12 students in Milwaukee, regardless of cultural, economic, linguistic or biological factors.


Please consider supporting the Literacy Centers at one of the following levels:

  • $25 = five new books
  • $50 = one-on-one intervention session with master level instructor
  • $100 = provides struggling reader with basic assessment
  • $250 = student tuition at a reduced rate for one semester
  • $500 = teaching supplies for one center for one year
  • $700 = instruction for one child for one semester
  • $1,400 = instruction for one child for one school year
  • $2,000 = instruction for one child for one calendar year
  • $5,000 = transportation for urban students for one calendar year
  • Another donation amount and designation of your choice

Email Tonya Mantilla or call (414) 410-4210 to discuss larger donations opportunities including an endowed scholarship in your name or the name of a loved one ($50,000) or funding for one center, which includes training 40 teachers.  (Email Jane Radaj or call (414) 410-4380 to learn about the literacy program or to request registration information.)

In-Kind Support

In-kind support is an ideal way to help Stritch provide literacy services in the community. Please consider supporting our mission by donating products that can be used at the Literacy Centers.

Below is our wish list for donations.

  • New books for students from kindergarten to high school (easy readers, leveled readers, popular series, high-interest/low readability, non-fiction)
  • Gently used books in same categories
  • 3 x 5 index cards and Index card size (3 x 5) storage boxes
  • Copy paper (white and colored)
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Markers (both permanent and dry-erase)
  • Tissue
  • Pocket folders, spiral notebooks and lined paper
  • Gift cards (to office supply stores, bookstores, Target, Pick n’ Save)
  • Boxed juices (Other healthy, non-perishable snack food items such as trail mix or breakfast bars)

To learn more about in-kind donation opportunities and other ways you can support the Literacy Centers, please email Tonya Mantilla or call (414) 410-4210.  (Email Jane Radaj or call (414) 410-4380 to learn about the literacy program or to request registration information.)