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Help LVSC With Your Everyday Activities

Small acts of kindness go a long way. And there are several ways you can help LVSC with everyday actions - whether it’s asking your employer if they match donations, holding a Facebook fundraiser, or making an Amazon purchase. You can also make a longer-term investment in literacy by including LVSC in your will or donating appreciated stock. Every action is appreciated! 

Each year LVSC must raise funds to support every area of activity undertaken by the organization. This includes recruiting and training tutors, enrolling and assessing students,  purchasing training materials and technology subscriptions, providing ongoing support to tutors and students, managing a robust program schedule, and developing new literacy initiatives. The activities make LVSC's programs not only exceptional, but free to our students.

Employer Giving Programs

Your employer may support your philanthropic giving and volunteer service.

Matching Gifts: If you and/or your spouse are associated with a company that has a matching gift program, your gift could be doubled or tripled! 

Volunteer Grants: Some corporations provide a donation in return for an employee's volunteer service. This means that your volunteer hours may qualify for a grant from your employer.

The following corporations frequently donate to LVSC through Employer Giving Programs:

  • Apple
  • Colgate
  • Exxon Mobile
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • MunichRe America
  • Nationwide
  • Prudential
  • Samsung
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Verizon

Please check with your Department of Human Resources for more information about these great opportunities which increase the impact of your charitable activities.

Legacies and Bequests

Including your favorite charity in your will leaves a lasting legacy.  LVSC deeply appreciates those who have left a portion of their estate to our organization.  If you would like to include LVSC in your estate planning, please contact the LVSC office for more information. Thank you for considering this meaningful gesture.

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Stocks & Securities

Gifts of long-term appreciated securities are a great way to support LVSC. And, you may be entitled to take a charitable deduction while avoiding capital gains tax. This is a fast and simple process; please fill out this brief form and a member of the LVSC team will be in touch with more information.

Vehicle Donations

Donate your used automobile and you might qualify for a tax-deduction. It's quick and easy! Plus LVSC will receive a financial contribution as a result of your donation. Contact the LVSC office for details.


Through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LVSC. It's simple and comes at no extra cost to you! All you need to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Visit and log in to your Amazon account.
  2. Under Your Account, select Change Your AmazonSmile Charity (under Other Programs).
  3. Search for Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County then click Select.
  4. When you shop on Amazon, please remember to shop through in order for Amazon to give back to LVSC.

Birthday Fundraisers

Do you have a birthday or special occasion on the horizon? Perhaps your family and friends would like to make a donation to LVSC in your honor? If so, it's easy to do on Facebook or the platform of your choice. Tribute gifts can also be made through the LVSC website or by check mailed to LVSC, 120 Finderne Avenue, Box #7, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


Do you bank with Investors Bank? Simply enroll your Investors Bank personal checking or savings accounts in our Investors’ Care2Share Affinity Program.  Investors Bank will automatically provide us with quarterly donations, based on the total average balances of all accounts enrolled in our Care2Share Program.

Your involvement in Care2Share is absolutely FREE, and confidential.  To learn more about Care2Share, stop by any Investors Bank branch or visit Investors Bank on the web.