Raise-a-Reader 2015 campaign kicks off next week

Campaign raises awareness of literacy and raises money for literacy programs

  • Aug. 26, 2015 6:00 p.m.

This September, the Comox Valley Record, 97.3 The Eagle, the Comox Valley Echo, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association (CVLLA), the Adult Learning Centre and their many partners in literacy will highlight literacy and learning through the third annual Raise-a-Reader campaign.

The campaign raises awareness of literacy, and raises money for literacy programs, resources and services in the Comox Valley. Every penny raised locally goes to local literacy programs.

Last year, through local sponsorship, donations, fundraisers and the Raise-a-Reader Day exchange of the special edition newspapers for donations, the Comox Valley raised over $20,000.

The Ministry of Education leveraged these funds by approximately $10,000 for a total of $3,0000. One hundred per cent of these funds is directed to local literacy programs and activities in our community.

There are many ways to be involved in the Raise-a-Reader campaign. Sponsorship packages are available which include fantastic publicity through our media sponsors:  Comox Valley Record, 97.3 The Eagle and the Comox Valley Echo. You can also donate to the Raise-a-Reader campaign directly through the Raise-a-Reader website. Or you can participate in one or more of our three Raise-a-Reader September events.

The Raise-a-Reader campaign begins on “Throwback Thursday,” Sept. 3, at the Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, from 5-8 p.m.

Come join us for dinner. You can order off a special Raise-a-Reader menu. A portion of your meal cost will go directly to Raise-a-Reader.

On Raise-a-Reader Day, Wednesday, Sept. 23, volunteers will be flipping pancakes for breakfast between 10-11 a.m. at the parking lot on Fifth Street and England Avenue. Breakfast is by donation.

After breakfast, between 11 a.m. and noon, volunteers dressed in bright orange T-shirts will be handing out special literacy Black Press newspaper editions in downtown Courtenay, Cumberland and Comox, in exchange for a donation.

The campaign culminates on Thursday, Sept. 24 at our Literacy for Life trivia night at the Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar between 6-10 p.m.

For more information on Raise-a-Reader sponsorships or to purchase a table for the Literacy is Life event, contact Naz Dizai at 250-615-6516 or nazaneen.dizai@yahoo.ca.

To donate to Raise-a-Reader visit bit.ly/1UquQuY

You can also mail or drop off your donation at the Courtenay, Comox, or Cumberland libraries (cheques payable to Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association).

For more information contact the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association by email at dhoogland@shaw.ca or by phone at 250-897-2623.

For more information go to  www.cvlifelonglearning.ca

 

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