Raise-A-Reader starts Sept. 19, in Barriere

Lower North Thompson Learning and Literacy upcoming 3rd Annual Raise-A-Reader campaign

To the editor;

The Lower North Thompson Learning and Literacy is eagerly making preparations for its upcoming 3rd Annual Raise-A-Reader campaign, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Raise-A-Reader campaign is designed to boost awareness and raise funds for literacy programs throughout the Lower North Thompson area.  We are pleased and proud to participate in this national campaign again this year.

Last year in Barriere, we raised $2,652.72 and received matching funds in May 2012 from the government.

One of the programs that benefited from these funds were books for our “Bright Blue Book Shelf” located at the food bank.  We were able to place over 300 books into the hands of children.  These funds will allow us to expand our “Bright Blue Book Shelf” program into other locations in Barriere.

We are working with our Health Nurse to provide information books to expecting moms and dads.  We will also be sending young girls to Kamloops to participate in the “Power of Being A Girl” program put on by the YWCA.  These are just a few examples of how the Raise-A-Reader funds are being put to use in our community.

We are again approaching businesses to ask them for support by either a corporate donation, or by developing an employee/customer method to donate.

Donations can be sent to Work BC Employment Centre, Box 1407, Barriere, B.C., attention Barb Gordon.  Cheques made payable to Barriere Learning and Literacy.

One hundred per cent of the money you contribute will go directly to children’s and family literacy programs and resources in our area.  Your valuable support will be felt throughout our entire community.

I will be in touch with you soon to discuss this opportunity and answer any questions you may have.  I hope I can count on your company’s support for Raise-A-Reader Day.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at 250-671-2111.

Barb Gordon

Literacy Outreach Coordinator

 

Lower North Thompson Learning and Literacy