Last year, the program provided 154 Canadian school libraries with new books. Put new books in your school library from September 16th to October 6th, and enter a contest to win a library makeover! Sign up at Indigo’s Adopt a School page.
If your school isn’t in the program, you can add them! You can give books two ways. You can buy a $25 gift card for yourself. For every gift card purchased, one book will be donated OR you can donate $12 to buy a book for the school you are supporting.
So basically…if you buy the gift card, you give a book without spending any extra cash!
If you have kids that are not in a participating school, I would really love it if you would support Evan’s school. You can click the link above and search for Ramsay School. His whole school thanks you in advance!
Why is this such a worth while cause (from the Indigo site)?
- Over 42% of Canadians are functionally illiterate and struggle with day-to-day reading tasks.
- A large number of Canadian children don’t own a single book. Their school libraries are their only access to books.
- Current school-library budgets allow for about a third of a book per student. That’s all.
- 72% of parents say their schools fundraise to support their libraries.
- $1,000 is the average amount each teacher spends out-of-pocket yearly to buy books and learning materials for students.