Craven Literacy Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible gift purchases student and tutor materials, tutor training supplies, technology supplies, and tutoring space so that Craven Literacy Council can improve adult literacy by providing free, individualized instructional services to adults in Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties.
Other Ways You Can Help
Give to one of our semi-annual appeals, or select the time and amount that works for you. Enjoy the satisfaction of supporting us throughout the year without the hassle of writing individual checks. A one-time, monthly or annual gift helps to keep us on track financially and supports the day-to-day work of our staff, trainers, tutors and volunteers. With your gift, you will play a vital role in helping us to eradicate the consequences of adult illiteracy. Click the Donate button at the top of this page, or mail a check to CLC, 2507-A Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28562.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends is a select group of major donors pledging $1,000 or more annually. These individuals and organizations donate so that together we can stop the cycle of low literacy in our community. The significant financial commitments from Circle of Friends donors demonstrate how much they value literacy and support our vision that all individuals will have the skills to achieve their full potential. Please contact our Executive Director if you would like to join our Circle of Friends.
Fundraising events provide financial support for us, serve to build awareness of our organization and bring recognition to the sponsors. We highlight our sponsors online, in print and through social media. Yearly events are the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Ball (February) and our Trivia Night and Silent Auction (June); as well as 2 mailings (Stay at Home Tea and Gift of Literacy). Click here for more information about the benefits available to event sponsors.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
An honorary donation in the name of a relative, friend, or coworker may be the perfect gift to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special event. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honor a recently deceased friend or relative. With a minimum $25 donation, a beautiful card will be sent acknowledging your generosity and thoughtfulness.
Many companies match employee gifts to non-profits. This enables your donation to double or, at times, triple. Check with your company to see if they offer this program. Advocate for your professional staff to receive paid leave time to assist in Literacy Council programs. Also, consider replacing holiday gifts for co-workers, employees, customers, or clients with a donation in their honor.
Help Craven Literacy Council plan for the future by setting up a bequest, trust or annuity or include us in your will or estate plan. Designate monies from life insurance or your private foundation to benefit CLC. You protect your current assets while providing needed funds for the future at CLC. For more information, please contact our Executive Director.
3rd Party Fundraisers
Plan and hold an event that benefits Craven Literacy Council. Contact our office with your idea and let's brainstorm how to make it happen. No event is too small.
Donate Office Supplies
We welcome donations of all kinds of supplies, including (but never limited to) reams of paper, envelopes, flip charts and markers. To donate educational or office supplies, please contact us at (252) 637-8079.
Volunteer your Time
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a tutor or about other volunteer opportunities, contact Craven Literacy Council by phone or email.
EMAIL CRAVEN LITERACY COUNCIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org OR CALL 637-8079.
Help Us Continue Our Work
$50 purchases a single reading, math, technology, or citizenship study item for a student to use