Our growth to date in the Upstate has been made possible by the generous support we have received from individuals, companies, foundations, faith-based organizations — and our hard-working volunteers. With this help, Augustine has already been able to provide over 9,000 hours of specialized tutoring to our area's most vulnerable.

Please consider helping the Augustine Project of the Upstate continue to grow. We would like to train more volunteer literacy tutors to help us reach more of the Upstate's young, disadvantaged, at-risk readers. A child's life is changed when he or she begins to acquire the literacy skills of reading, writing and spelling, and to feel confident in the classroom. There is still a strong need, and we do make a significant impact on their lives.

You can help in many ways — through a financial donation, becoming an Augustine tutor, volunteering in other ways, or just helping to spread the word about us to potential tutors, schools, and donors.


We are a not-for-profit, charitable, 501(c)3 organization. Donations to the Augustine Literacy Project of the Upstate are tax-deductible.

Your kind donation, no matter the size, is sincerely appreciated, and put to good use. Here are some examples of where your financial donation may go:

$1,000 will train and support one Augustine tutor through 60 lessons.

$600 covers the cost for training supplies (including copying), meals, snacks and drinks for one of the summer training sessions for 12 tutors, 2 instructors and 8 coaches.

$300 covers the cost of a tutor's training materials, for those who cannot afford that up-front cost.

$100 will provide one year's worth of decodable, specialized books for a student at that student's reading level.

$50 will fund the costs for a monthly Tutor Talk (materials, copying and snacks).

$25 will help add resources to the Tutor Library.

$15 buys a set of 3 Yes, I Can Read books by Deborah Watkins.

$5 will provide a child a book of his own.

Donations can be made online via PayPal using the Donate button at the top of the page or mailed to:

Augustine Literacy Project of the Upstate
2435 East North Street, Suite 1108-266
Greenville, SC 29615

ALP is also eligible for matching gifts from corporations, which might include your employer.


If you have any questions, please contact our director, Ann Copeland, at or 864.680.1533.

Our Supporters

Thank you to the following community partners for their support.

ScanSource Charitable Foundation Dabo's All-In Team FoundationThrivent Financial
Usborne BooksCamperdown Academy Logo Infinity Marketing
The Hultquist Firm Merovan Logo Starbucks
QuikTrip Logo Miracle Hill Ministries logo The Fresh Market logo

Thank you to the following individuals for their support in the last year:

Elizabeth Blount
Monica & Michael Burns
John & Lisa Carenen
Elizabeth Coates
Robert Coffey & Julia Kathleen Palmer
Wayne & Ann Copeland
Michael & Kathleen Cox
Roy & Siri Craft
Marie Crumpler
Jaime & Susan Cruz
Carolyn Dickert
Jill Fivecoat & Tom Dankovich
Catherine Franch
Eva & Manfred Gollent
Elaine Hare-Sturm
Danny & Emily Harrison
Kelly Harrison-Maguire
Bob Johnston
Marie LaFayette
Graham & Paula Lawrence
Joan Leaman
Colin & Valerie Martin
Steven & Linda Milam
Kenneth & Paulette Mobbs
William & Louise Moore
Scott & Denise Ruby
Jimmy & Tracie Segura
Patricia Sherman
Henry & Connie Van Dyke
Judi Wojciechowski