The Friends of the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was chartered as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation in March 1990 and received its 501(c)3 tax exempt status in January 1992.
The Friends is a membership-based organization that provides monetary and advocacy support to the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Through the annual fees members pay, as well as donations and bequests, the Friends are able to provide tangible support to existing Library programs and promote several projects and advocacy activities designed to engage and support the blind and visually impaired community in literacy. Reading is what the Library is all about, and the Friends support that cause wholeheartedly.
Funds raised by the Friends have been invested wisely, allowing us to enhance library services beyond what the actual State budget provides annually. All donations to the Friends are tax deductible.
The purpose of this organization shall be:
We shall be known for exemplary support, through fundraising, advocacy, volunteer efforts and communication, of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, as we develop programs and services for the citizens of North Carolina.