ALA Annual Fund 2020

Donate to ALA this giving season and help close the digital divide.

33 MILLION U.S. households do not have internet access. GiveALA American Library Association

Many in our communities — students, workers, those that rely on libraries for access to the internet — are feeling the impact of the digital divide during this pandemic.

33 million households in the U.S. do not have internet access.

The American Library Association is firmly committed to making libraries equal and just spaces for all people. Closing the digital divide is a crucial part of that.

We have spent the last months pushing for digital equity and inclusion in a federal relief package and working at local, state, and national levels to secure funding for libraries and amplify their ability to help communities.

The American Library Association:

  • provides grants to support digital access across the nation;
  • advocates for the E-rate, which ensures that libraries and schools have access to high‐speed broadband connectivity;
  • works to support net neutrality and secure equitable access to the internet for all.

 

Now, more than ever, your support matters.

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The American Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 


Many in our communities — students, workers, those that reWe are living in extraordinary times. Our economy, education, and workforce mode are shifting all around us. There is a pressing need for libraries, library workers, and the resources they offer and identify.  ALA is firmly committed to making libraries equal and just spaces for all people. Closing the digital divide is a crucial part of that. Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director (pictured).


Want to do more? 
You can make a difference by actively sharing why you're supporting ALA's year-end giving campaign and encouraging others to donate.

Help spread the word:

1. Announce your participation in #GiveALA on your social media channels.

2. Tag your colleagues and friends and encourage them to donate. Donors are three times more likely to donate when asked by a friend or colleague.

3. Consider starting a Facebook fundraiser to support ALA.

4. Help generate excitement by sharing posts from the ALA's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook social media channels.

5. What's your #GiveALA Story?  Share why you're choosing to support digital equity and the #GiveALA campaign on social media (video, image, or unselfie).

Get started now! Use the suggested social media posts and images below. Or get creative and customize them to make them your own.

Remember to use the official #GiveALA hashtag and mention ALA in your posts so we can thank you and share!

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Instagram Share: 33 million U.S. households do not have internet access.#GiveALA, American Library Association, Source: American Library Association. (2020), Library Recovery Funding Summary.

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93% of public libraries left Wi-Fi on when their buildings were closed to the public during the pandemic. #GiveALA, American Library Association, Source: Public Library Association. (2020) Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Survey of Resources and Activities. As reported by 28% of all public libraries in the U.S. and D.C., survey conducted March 24 - April 1.

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Instagram share: $50 Million went to IMLS for America's libraries thanks to ALA advocates. #GiveALA, American Library Association. Source: American Library Association. (2020), Library Recovery Funding Summary.

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Instagram share: 40% of parents with lower incomes say it's likely their homebound children will have to use public Wi-Fi to complete schooolwork.

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This #GivingTuesday, ALA is shining a light on #digitalequity. Learn how you can support our work to help libraries bridge the gap at https://bit.ly/GiveALA-2020


Over 33 million households in the U.S. lack internet access. @ALALibrary and ALA are stepping up to support communities to bridge the #digitalequity gap. Support them this #GivingTuesday by giving today: https://ec.ala.org/donate


When public libraries were closed, 93% reported they kept WiFi on for the patrons who rely on it. We need #digitalequity now. This #GivingTuesday, support ALA with that goal: https://ec.ala.org/donate


Thank you to all of the @ALALibrary advocates this #GivingTuesday! Thanks to their efforts, $50 million went IMLS for America's libraries and digital inclusion projects, thanks to ALA advocates. Further these efforts today: https://ec.ala.org/donate


Digital resources have become a forefront for #digitalequity in academia. With 62% of community colleges reported having digital textbooks and resource programs for their students, continue that support by giving to @ALALibrary today: https://ec.ala.org/donate


Digital resources have become key to #digitalequity in academia. 62% of community colleges reporting having digital textbooks and resource programs for their students. Learn more about digital equity in libraries: https://bit.ly/GiveALA-2020

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