The Brunswick County Literacy Council is facing formidable fundraising challenges now and going forward.

Thousands of county residents—fully one-third of adults above the age of 16—are functionally illiterate,

according to the most recent statistics.  Over 12 percent of adult residents have no high school diploma

or equivalent, 5.4 percent need the English as a second language (ESL) program, 14 percent live below

the poverty level, and nearly 6 percent are unemployed.


Loss of Federal Funding.

The BCLC recently lost its federal funding through the North Carolina Community College System, (the System Office) through its College and Career Readiness Department, as a result of a new funding formula based on a point system for meeting or exceeding state-negotiated targets for measurable student skills gains.


The new formula left the Brunswick County Literacy Council, among others, without federal literacy funding.


See press release:

How can you help?

We count on you and your organizations to help deliver our message–not just to raise awareness of the Literacy Council, but even more importantly, to encourage those who can support BCLC by donating money or their time to do so.


We need that help now more than ever.

To make a tax-deductible donation or for more information about becoming a volunteer in the fight against illiteracy, contact Brunswick County Literacy Council, 282 Ocean Highway E., P.O. Box 6, Supply, NC 28462; telephone (910) 754-7323; email;

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Support literacy for those in need

Items Needed:

  • Sympathy cards for bereaved parents

  • Moses baskets and Infant receiving blankets to be used with teh Cuddle Cot unit

Exciting News from 1st Breath


 1) Leland has passed a resolution for Oct 15th to be "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day."


2) We are working with Leland to set up an event that will include participating in the International Wave Of Light on Oct 15th.


3) We have raised funds and purchased our first Cuddle Cot that should arrive this month. There is only one other unit in North Carolina.  It will allow bereaved parents the opportunity to take their time in saying their goodbyes to their stillborn baby.


4) We will be pursuing a promised meeting with Rep Susan Hamilton to present a Dignity Act and parental rights for bereaved parents in NC.

Contact: Dr. Pat Flynn. CEO


BSRI Needs Your Help

Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Powell