Special Events

Fundraising events provide financial support for us and serve to build awareness of our organization. Corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations of items and services we would otherwise pay for are always appreciated. Current events are the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Ball, the Trivia Night and Silent Auction, as well as 2 mailings.


Every year businesses and individuals in our community generously provide funding to make our events successful. Sponsorships are available for every event in amounts from $100 to $1,500. These sponsorships provide funds to defray event costs and insure that dollars earned at the event go directly to student learning. Click here for more information about the benefits available to event sponsors.

On behalf of our staff, volunteers amd students, Craven Literacy Council extends heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to all the supporters of our special events.

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ballheart-shaped balloons

This popular dance, held annually around Valentine's Day, celebrates the special bond between father and daughter. Dads and their daughters enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing, along with a commemorative photo. This is an evening full of fun and memories. To add your name to the "Registration Is Now Open" notification list, please send your name, address, phone number and email to info@cravenliteracy.org.

cup of teaStay at Home Tea

The Stay at Home Tea is our spring fundraising appeal. Timed to coincide with Mother's Day, this mailing contains a tea bag and a thank you card inviting the donor to relax at home with a cup of tea and a favorite book. The card asks for donations to Craven Literacy Council in honor of mothers or others who inspired the love of reading.

Trivia Night and Silent AuctionTrivia Night logo

Trivia Night features an exciting evening of friendly competition with teams of up to 6 people competing for prizes, bragging rights and the Trivia trophy. Our emcee keeps the evening moving briskly along, but allows guests plenty of time to browse the many unique gift baskets available for the silent auction.

Gift of Literacygift boxes

The Gift of Literacy is our annual holiday fundraising appeal held at the end of the year. This mailing invites people to skip the crush of gift shopping and the difficulty of choosing the perfect gift for that special someone, and instead consider making a donation to Craven Literacy Council. In return for each gift of $25 or more, CLC will mail a special card acknowledging this generous "Gift of Literacy" to a recipient of the donor's choice