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The Literacy Center helps hundreds of adults and families each year thanks to your support! The Literacy Center (TLC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are funded entirely by donations, grants, and events. There are many ways to give:


Consider an online donation today!

All online donations are 100% secure and are used right here in Beaufort County. You can donate to TLC with confidence that your charitable dollars are being spent to meet the critical needs of the 11% of Beaufort Country residents who cannot read.Woman reading to girl


A gift can be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one, a birthday, anniversary, holiday or to celebrate the joy of reading. Simply click below and make your one time gift or set up monthly giving.


You may also make an online donation through Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Giving Marketplace, which offers a comprehensive view of TLC’s impact and measures, finances, governance, operations and management.


Gifts of Stock

Please call us or click here and complete the contact us form to arrange for a gift of stock. You may avoid capital gains making your gift dollars go further.


Contact Us

If you wish to discuss various ways to volunteer your time and donate. Click here.


Wish List

If you would like to make a donation of goods or services, click here. This section lists a broad variety of vitally needed items ranging from technology upgrades and office supplies to books for our programs for adults and children.


Empowering Adults and Families Through Literacy Legacy Society

Be remembered as someone who cared deeply about literacy. Ways to help adults and their families forever are to leave a legacy to TLC in your will, in your IRA, with life insurance, donating your real estate, or arranging for a life income gift. Click here to learn more.


Gift in Memory of or Honor of Someone Special 

Use your charitable gift to celebrate including a special tutor, a client or these milestones:

  • Birthday
  • Retirement
  • Graduation
  • Wedding
  • Birth of a new baby
  • Anniversary


Give Through the United Way

If your employer participates in the United Way giving program, consider designating the TLC as the recipient of your United Way donation.


Gift Matching

Many companies encourage charitable giving and will match your gift to TLC. Employers’ gifts to a charity are often matched dollar for dollar, doubling the amount of your donation! Companies who offer gift matching usually have a simple form for you to complete. Simply inquire with your company’s HR or Personnel Department to find out if they offer gift matching.


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TLC does not share, rent or sell donor information. Donors may elect to be listed as anonymous in newsletters, on the website, in press releases or other donor listings.


The Internal Revenue Service requires that donors receive a written acknowledgement for any donation over $250. It is our policy that donors receive that documentation for any charitable donation over $10. Please provide your email so we may use email whenever possible to save the funds donated to help educate adults. Because of cost, we will not issue written acknowledgments for donations under $10 unless requested.