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

___ Other ______________________________ a donation amount and designation of your choice

Please contact Tonya Mantilla at or (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.

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 contact Tonya Mantilla at or call (414) 410-4210.