“Raise a Reader” Canwest Raise-a-Reader is a national campaign to generate funds for local literacy programs and increase awareness about the importance of encouraging family literacy. The Raise-a-Reader program has raised $12.7 million for literacy beneficiaries across Canada since it began in 2002. One hundred per cent of the money raised stays in the community it was given to support local programs.
Today is Canwest Raise-a-Reader Day! CanWest newspapers across Canada have published special literacy editions of their local newspapers and volunteers in bright orange t-shirts are standing on street corners across the country handing out free copies in exchange for donations to local literacy initiatives. A handful of change can make a difference.
Andrea’s article, What’s in it for me? The family that reads together… is part of the special literacy coverage.