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(Southern Pines January 18, 2019) – The Moore County Literacy Council announced today that it has received a grant of $2,500 to support its expanding Motheread program. Motheread is an award-winning family literacy program known for the excellence of its teaching approach.

The Moore County Literacy Council, based in The Read Moore Center in Southern Pines, assists Moore County residents in approving their reading, writing and speaking in English. All of the Literacy Council’s services are free.

The Literacy Council conducts Motheread programs across the county, usually in collaboration with partners such as The Hope Academy, Sandhills Habitat for Humanity, Headstart programs, and the Lifecare Pregnancy Center.

These funds were provided by Moore Women – A Giving Circle Fund. This fund is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation. Moore Women – A Giving Circle supports charitable organizations serving women, children and families in Moore County. The funds will be used for books, and to pay the tuition for two Moore County women to attend the intensive three day Motheread Institute for training in this cutting edge family literacy program.

Motheread at the Trinity Community Outreach Center

Stuart Mills, the Executive Director of the Literacy Council, said “We are thrilled to receive this support from the women of Moore County. This grant, in combination with funds provide by Smart Start and Partners for Children and Families, will enable us to improve the literacy of more than 60 families in Moore County this year. I know that our grant is just one of a group of grants made by the Moore Women – A Giving Circle Gift Fund this year. We feel very fortunate that our project was chosen.”

The Moore County Literacy Council is a United Way Community Partner.

For more information, please contact Dawn Neighbors, Sandhills Regional Director of the North Carolina Community Foundation, on 910-292-4437 or Stuart Mills, Executive Director of the Moore County Literacy Council, on 910-603-8650, or visit


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