Thanks to our most recent supporters!
Ippolito Charitable Foundation
Yaga's Children's Fund
Galveston Rotary Foundation, Inc.
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Mr. Steve Mataro, DSW Homes
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Turner
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Mr. Randall Kempner
Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Methodist Church
Junior League of Galveston County
Marisa and John Heymach
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
SMART Family Literacy, Inc. has been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization since 2004. To view the IRS letter of determination, click the button at the top of this page.
SMART Reasons to Donate to SMART Family Literacy
WE STRETCH EVERY DOLLAR
SMART Family Literacy stretches donation dollars a long way. We purchase new high quality children’s books for under $3 each. There are many types of books that we need, which do not appear in used book drives in sufficient quantity, so we must spend cash on these to meet our educational objectives. These books include:
sturdy board books for babies and toddlers
bilingual books in Spanish and English
books about vegetables and other healthy food
books about gardening, science and math.
EVERY HOME NEEDS LITERACY CAMPAIGN
We collect gently used children's books for ages baby through 18 years. To learn where our travelling house-shaped collection boxes are each month, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGH QUALITY READING PRESENTATION
The SMART reading presentation model, created by SMART Founder Elizabeth Turner, is rich in vocabulary! It is short, interactive, hands-on, fun, and worthwhile, which encourages volunteers to participate and motivates children to read.
EXTERNAL PROGRAM EVALUATION
Our interactive reading program is an important part of a balanced early literacy program. Since 2013, SMART presentations have been studied and observed by an external evaluator, Third Coast Research. The program was reviewed favorably.
To make a donation with a credit card:
Click any of the yellow "Donate" buttons at the top of this page. Follow the instructions at Pay Pal. (You do not need a Pay Pal account to use Pay Pal.)
To make a donation by check:
Make checks payable to: SMART Family Literacy.
Mail to: 2728 Ave. Q, Suite 1A, Galveston, TX 77550.
SMART Family Literacy maintains a flexible outreach approach making it possible to partner with many schools and other nonprofit organizations to reach children and families in need. SMART 's many program partners include DSW Homes, UTMB Pediatric Clinics, Moody Methodist Pumpkin Patch, Galveston County Food Bank, Burnet ECU Elementary, Odyssey Academy, L.A. Morgan Elementary, Galveston County Community Action Council Head Start, and the West Beach Lions Club.
Donors and Partners
Donors and Partners
Stop your cursor over a photo to learn more about one of our partnering organizations.