Make a Gift

We envision a vibrant community where people of all cultures feel welcome and can participate effectively. Please make a generous gift today.


You have the power to change lives. Your gift to Downtown Languages (DTL) provides English, literacy, U.S. citizenship, basic computer, ODL test preparation, and other educational programs and services for immigrant individuals and families.

Because the pandemic has hit the immigrant community especially hard, DTL is waiving registration fees and providing free technology support for distance learning, so that no one is left behind. YOU make this possible.

Every day, DTL students are working hard to improve their skills. Adults and children alike are better able to succeed at school, at home, in the workplace, and in the community. They count on Downtown Languages as a place of learning, opportunity, and support. Your contribution gives real help, brings hope, inspires confidence, and changes lives. THANK YOU for making a difference.

Ways to Give

BY MAIL—Send a check payable to Downtown Languages to: Downtown Languages, 532 C Street, Springfield, OR 97477.

PAYPAL—Donate online with your credit or debit card.

MATCHING GIFTS—Your gift to Downtown Languages could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. Check with your employer to see if there is a matching gift program you can participate in.

TAX-FREE FROM YOUR IRA—If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make a “qualified charitable distribution” directly from your IRA account to Downtown Languages and satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution, reducing your tax liability. Speak with your financial advisor or brokerage firm. Most are happy to assist you and only require that you provide the name, address, and Tax ID of the charity you wish to donate to.

STOCK DONATIONS—We accept stock donations! Please contact Brook at [email protected] or send us a message.

eScrip/MARKET OF CHOICE—Help raise funds for DTL just by registering the debit and credit cards you use to buy groceries at Market of Choice. HOW? Sign up with eScrip, select Downtown Language from the list of nonprofits, then add the cards you use when you shop at MOC. That’s it! Market of Choice will donate up to 4% of your purchase amounts to Downtown Languages. Invite your friends and family to sign up, too. Share the flyer.

AMAZON SMILE—Do you shop at Amazon? Sign in to Amazon through ( and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Downtown Languages.

Downtown Languages is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our federal tax ID number is 20-0646954.

Thank you for your big heart.


Earn $$ for DTL when you shop at Market of Choice.
escrip MOC linkSign up with eScrip, select Downtown Languages as your preferred nonprofit.

Your GIFT TODAY supports DTL’s educational programs.

Thank you!