Donate to Aquinas

Changing Lives, Word by Word

From a humble beginning with two tables and five chairs in the basement of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Convent, Aquinas Literacy Center has served the McKinley Park community for over twenty-five years, serving over 200 learners annually.

Your Financial Support Covers:

One Set of Student Textbooks
One Set of Books for our Weekly Book Club
3-Months of Hospitality Supplies
One New Tutor Training Workshop
One Month of Rent & Utilities

Your Contribution Matters

When you donate to Aquinas Literacy Center, your contribution supports our learners, their families, and our community.

You can donate online by using the form on this page or mail a check, payable to Aquinas Literacy Center, to:

Aquinas Literacy Center
1751 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Make a Donation

We use Stripe as a third-party credit card processor. Aquinas Literacy Center does not store your personal payment information.

Other Ways to Donate

Amazon Registry

Purchase an item (or two!) from our Amazon Registry

Grow our Lending Library

Order a book from our Amazon Lending Library Registry.

Donate Your Used Books

We are accepting book donations to be used in our Little Free Library for all ages, which encourages them to “take a book and share a book.” Please bring your donations to Aquinas Literacy Center during our regular hours of operation.

For more information about contributing to Aquinas Literacy Center, please contact Alison Altmeyer, Executive Director, at 773.927.0512 or email her at