Give with your mobile phone

Donate by Text Message

ALA offers the opportunity to give immediately to priority initiatives through your mobile phone.

Active ALA Keywords

Text ALA to 41518 to give $10 directly to the Association to support the 21st Century Fund, which gives ALA the flexibility to take on new opportunities, strengthen ongoing programs, or meet unexpected financial needs.

Text ALABBW (or ALA BBW depending upon your carrier) to 41518 to give $10 directly to Banned Books Week, and help the Association ensure access to information for all.

Text ALA TEENALA  to 41518 to give $10 directly to support teen literacy, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Text ALARELIEF to 41518 to give $10 directly to support the  Library Disaster Relief, which helps domestic and international libraries affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes.

Terms and Conditions

The Mobile Giving Foundation serves as the link between a charitable giving campaign, the wireless industry and the 280 million wireless users in the US. The MGF maintains contracts with most wireless operators. Once you text your code to the number provided with it, you will be texted from MGF to confirm your donation.  A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donors must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers.

Donation Receipts

Donations are collected for the benefit of the American Library Association by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 41518; text HELP to 41518 for help. You can print a receipt of your transaction by visiting this page and entering your cell phone number in the box provided.

For any assistance with your mobile gift, email or call (866) 810-1203. If you wish to contact ALA’s Development Office concerning your mobile contribution, email or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 3259.  Click here for the Privacy Policy.