Read to Learn has been in existence since 1985 and is entirely funded by grants and donations.  Last year, our grants and donations helped 700 adult learners at 13 different sites throughout the northwest suburbs. We would love the opportunity to provide additional resources and also extend our reach to those who may need Read to Learn in their lives.

If you or your employer is interested in helping fund our program (either as a gift donation or volunteer hours match program), please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Laurice (Laurie) Hoffman at for additional information.

If you’d like to make an individual contribution, check donations can be sent to:

Forest View Educational Center
2121 S. Goebbert Road
Room A110
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

[Please make checks out to "Community Education Foundation" and write "Read to Learn" in the memo portion of your check.]

Please call our office at (847) 718-7724 if you’d like to make a donation through a credit card payment.


Help Read to Learn by shopping online

Read to Learn has started an account with - a free service where shopping online at 1490 supporting vendors, like Amazon, Travelocity, Overstock, and many more, means a donation to your favorite cause!

To register for your free account with iGive and to help RTL when you shop online, visit Once you've registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions to install the iGive Button on your computer (theiGive App is also available for your iPad and Android tablets as well as other mobile devices). 

NOTE: You must install the iGive "umbrella" icon in order for your support to take effect. From here, iGive will alert you anytime you're shopping on one of the 1400+ supporting online vendors. If you make a purchase, a portion of your sales will be donated to Read to Learn at no cost to you!