International Literacy Day 2014

Take a stand to promote literacy & together we can make a difference!

Why is literacy important?

  • Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development.
  • Educational opportunities depend on literacy.
  • A good quality education equips pupils with literacy skills for life and further learning.
  • Literate parents are more likely to send their children to school.
  • Literate people are better able to access continuing educational opportunities.
  • Literate societies are better geared to meet pressing development.

                       —United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO)

Donate $25 to promote literacy, then

Receive a Literacy Matters T-shirt. Wear it all day on September 8 – to work, to school, out and about, wherever!

Meet at 7 am at the Court House in Pittsboro for a group photo and news coverage.

Pick-up your T-shirt on September 3 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro between 3 and 6 p.m., or on September 8 at the Courthouse at 7 a.m.
T-shirts will be purchased from Chatham Trades, a non-profit in Siler City that provides employment and training for Chatham County adults with disabilities.*

To participate:

Contact Vicki Newell at 542-6424 or


Donate at and we will contact you for your information.

International Literacy Day 2014
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