How can you donate?

Literacy education has the power to transform, not only the student’s life but the whole community. To maximize the conditions for success all across Rio Arriba, we must all work together to support this effort. It is a matter of everyone’s survival; it is our opportunity to thrive.

If you are in a position to lend some financial or in-kind support, your first step should be a contribution to RAALP. We are a tax-exempt organization, and all donations art tax-deductible.

Donations empower us to purchase learning materials, match and maintain contact with students and tutors, develop partnerships and collaborations with the rest of the community, expand our program across rural Rio Arriba, and much much more.

Check out all the ways you can contribute!

On paypal:

Send a check:

PO Box 1113

Española, NM


Give in-kind:

  • Low-level non-fiction books (No encyclopedias, audio tapes, or magazines, please.)
  • Working tablets for student use
  • General office supplies
  • Gift certificates for local businesses
  • Special events

Before donating, please check if we can use what you have.

Email, or call us at: (505) 747-6162

When you shop:

Smith’s Inspiring Donations® makes donating easy. All you have to do is shop at Smith’s Food and Drug and swipe your Rewards Card!

Choose RAALP as by visiting Smith’s Inspire and entering the code:


When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase will go to RAALP. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to Designate the Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program as your charitable organization.

As a gift:

Honor someone special for their birthday, anniversary, or other occasion: Make a donation to RAALP, and we’ll send a hand-written note or personalized email that a gift has been made in honor or in memory of the person you designate. (We will not include the amount of the gift, unless you specifically ask us to do so).

Please email us and provide postal mailing address (or email address) of the person who should be notified of your donation, BEFORE you click the donation box above.

In your will:

Here’s a sample to share with your attorney:

I hereby give devise and bequeath to the Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program, with offices inside the Espanola Public Library at the Lucero Center, 313 North Paseo de Onate, PO Box 1113, Espanola, NM 87532, Federal Tax ID (EIN) # 46-0616148 or its successors in interest, the sum of $________ (amount written out) exclusive of my lifetime donations, if any, for use in its most urgent priorities as determined by its board of directors in their sole discretion.

Your attorney can change this to a percentage of your estate, rather than a fixed amount, if you prefer.