Support Adult Literacy

Gemma’s 15th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

15 years ago, Gemma was founded to help adults and young adults with low literacy discover the joy and life-changing power of reading.

Since we started in 2008, continued support from generous donors has empowered Gemma to publish more than 50 books, 23 audiobooks, & 25 free teaching resources. We have reached new emerging adult readers all over the globe, built important literacy partnerships, and grown our library of HiLo books, audiobooks, eBooks, and teaching resources. Thank you!

As Gemma embarks on our 15th year, we hope you will join us in increasing our impact and building a foundation for the organization’s future.

Our fundraising goal will help us:

  • publish at least four new HiLo books with eBook and audiobook versions,
  • engage writers and teachers to produce dozens of new resources,
  • donate bundles to more libraries and literacy groups
  • collaborate with teachers and mentors at two significant conferences, and
  • create an Innovation Fund to power the use of new teaching technology and tools.

We hope you will join the celebration with a gift to fund adult literacy resources today!

If you would like to directly fund important resources for struggling adult readers and their teachers, go here to learn more about the all-new Star Giving Society.

Why Give

More than 43 million Americans cannot read above the third-grade level. Every HiLo book we publish encourages the enjoyment of reading, a key step towards proficiency.  Your support allows us to publish engaging, smart literature for people who struggle to read, comprehend English, or finish a book.

While any amount is helpful, here’s what your generous gift can do:

  • $100 enables us to donate 5 books to a library or literacy organization
  • $150 allows us to create a complete reading guide
  • $200 funds the development of a SnapRead!

Each book, audio or teaching aid is a result of YOUR generous commitment to literacy. 

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NO-COST ways to support adult literacy


You can now create an Instagram fundraiser to benefit Gemma Open Door. Just go to our Instagram Profile and click Support. From there you will be able to donate or create a fundraiser.


In addition, Facebook has enabled our fundraising capability. You can select Gemma Open Door for your fundraiser and provide crucial funding for our HiLo books. Think Happy Birthday!


Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials like groceries, buying furniture, or even booking your next trip, the ShopRaise app lets you turn your everyday shopping into support for your adult literacy all at no additional cost to you. Check out Gemma’s ShopRaise page to learn more.

Thank you for your kind support and all you do help emerging readers fully engage in the world. As UNESCO declares, and we affirm, literacy is a human right.

Gemma Open Door for Literacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Gifts and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN #81-1384020.