982 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103  Phone: (815) 963-7323 



Every call is different. One caller might be asking for help with reading, another might be asking for help to speak English. The next might be a adult struggling with the secret of being illiterate. We might not be able to solve all their problems, but we do provide a soothing voice and a caring ear - and before the call ends, the individual calling will have the help they need, that is our mission.

Jersey Mikes's Subs in Rockford or Machesney Park did it again. Their “March Month of Giving” Campaign exceeded last year by $600.  This year the total raised was $10,264.  

A huge THANKS to Sue and Frank Tarara and staff at Jersey Mike’s and all those who stopped in during March to have a sub and make a donation. 


Napleton's Subaru of Rockford selected The Literacy Council as their local non-profit during the Share the Love fundraising event which ran between this past Thanksgiving and January 1st. This honor of selection was shared with 4 national Non-Profits. 

On 4/15/15 a check for $15,764 was presented to our organization. Nationwide, new car purchasers selected their LOCAL non-profit 48% of the time- while in Rockford - 83% selected to stay LOCAL and chose The Literacy Council. 

Our thanks to Napleton Subaru and all the people purchasing a new Subaru for selecting The Literacy Council!



How to Help

Our current donor database has many caring and loving people. People who donate because they believe The Literacy Council does what it says it does and that is helps people to become successful in their lives. Our donors are regular people just like you and me, but they believe they can make a difference and they do!

2015 Upcoming Events

Literacy Half Marathon

100 Men Who Cook and Brew

Ultimate Bucket List Raffle


We understand that you work hard for your money. But we believe in our mission so strongly that we know you won't be disappointed in how your donation will be used to help local adults just like you and me become a success.






The Literacy Council partners are individuals, churches, organizations and businesses in our local community. There are several ways for you to partner with us!
  • Become a monthly pledge partner
  • Attend a TLC fundraiser
  • Sponsor a fundraising event
  • Volunteer as a tutor
  • Join Reader's Forever Legacy Club




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