Imagine not being able to read...

  • Job applications

  • Grocery labels

  • Medication labels

  • Menus

  • Newspapers

  • Bills

  • Magazines

  • Street signs

  • Names of businesses

  • Cooking recipes

  • Phone books

  • Bus/airline/train schedules

Project Read is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for adults to improve their reading and/or speaking skills.


Project Read is totally dependent on contributions. Our budget would probably be considered modest by most standards, but one of our main sources of funding, United Way of the Bluegrass, changed its focus to support only K through 12 educational programs. While many foundations provide grants that support K-12 literacy projects, few support adult literacy programs. Rather than see this as a major setback, we instead embrace this as a unique opportunity to reach out, show the world the good we're doing and hope to continue to do, and involve the community in ways we'd only dreamt of before. This is where we need your help.


Our goal this year is to maintain our current programs and to meet increasing needs and numbers of students. The money raised will be used to keep our doors open and lights on—to buy books and materials as well as to pay the rent and utilities.


Our door is the only significant one open to adults in Madison County who want to improve their basic literacy skills. Your contribution will make a difference in someone's life—a small price for a great difference.

Our local supporters and contributors are finding it difficult to keep up with the growing needs of Project Read. The population in Madison County is growing faster than Kentucky as a whole (3.2% vs. 1.3%), and Project Read needs to expand its vital literacy services to meet the growing demand. Currently, we serve only a small fraction of the 3,000 people who speak another language at home. And those who do not complete high school (about 30 percent) are finding us, one by one, asking for help.


Your contribution goes toward many things:

  • Keeping the lights on and doors open by paying our rent and utilities

  • Growing our client base and advertising our services

  • Replacing out-of-date equipment, such as our aging copy machine

  • Adding to and replenishing our collection of textbooks, dictionaries, and learning software programs

Consider making a donation to Project Read - Madison County Literacy Council, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501C3!

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2150 Lexington Road

Suite H

Richmond, KY 40475


Tel: 859-623-4905


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