Give to WTBBL

For more than 100 years, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library has provided services to those who find the simple act of reading standard print material difficult, if not impossible. 

Basic federal and state funding cannot always provide the level of service needed. Our wonderful donors provide the much needed assistance to help WTBBL in its vital mission.

By Mail:

Checks can be made payable to The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Mailing Address:
2021 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Online: You can also donate using a credit card on our online site: www.wtbbl.org/donate.

Matching Gifts 

Make your gift go twice as far! Many companies will match employee gifts made to non-profit organizations through Employee Gift Matching Programs. Contact your companies Human Resources department to inquire about the procedures and guidelines for matching gifts. If the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library qualifies with your company, send the completed application to the library's mailing address. 

Tribute or Memorial Gifts

A gift to the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library for a loved one is a meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Tribute gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday gift for the person who has everything. 

When you make a tribute or memorial gift, WTBBL will send a letter to the recipient or the recipient's family to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not disclosed. We will also send you an acknowledgement letter as the donor.  To ensure the family receives notification of the gift, please include the name of the honoree and an address for the recipient's family. 

Planned Giving - Legacy of Giving

A charitable bequest to the library in your living trust or will is a powerful testimony of your desire to make the world of books and information available to those that are unable to read standard print. 

Example wording for a simple bequest: "I give and bequeath to the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, a program of the Washington State Library, P.O. Box 40222, Olympia, WA 98504, the sum of $___ (of a specific item of property, such as real estate, stocks and bonds, etc.) to be used as the organization determines. 

You can also designate the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library as a beneficiary of your insurance policies or retirement plans. 

For questions about your gift, email: giving@sos.wa.gov or call (360) 902-4126.

Annual Report

WTBBL's Annual Report is produced every spring and highlights overal services and the ways that WTBBL uses the donations received throughout the year. In the report you will learn how our staff, patrons and volunteers benefit from your generous donations.
The Annual Report is sent out to all donors in standard print and is available for download as accessible PDFs in standard print, large print (14 pt font), audio and web-braille. To download a copy for yourself, visit Annual Reports. To request a copy be sent to you, please email wtbbl@sos.wa.gov or call 206-615-0400 or 800-542-0866.

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library is a part of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of Washington. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.