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Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447
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Category: Hampers

Feeding Hearts and Minds with Literacy Hampers in 2022

Spring and summer months are times for our literacy hampers, which are gifts of books and other learning materials included in food bank packages for the needy. 48% of adult Canadians have low literacy skills that fall below a high school level, which negatively affects their ability to function at work and in their personal…
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Literacy Hampers Update

In just 10 events, Burnaby Literacy Now has already handed out over 2,000 books! Special thanks to the many generous community members from Burnaby (David, Sharon, Julie, Muna, Maria, Julia, Mario, and so many more) for their book donations. Another big thank you to these wonderful organizations and our Food Hub Librarians for making this…
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Hamper volunteers

Let’s Get Ready for This Year’s Hamper Project!

We are continuing the Literacy Hamper Project in April and May of this year (view last year’s recap here and here). Over 3,000 books for children, teens, and adults, as well as games, stationaries, and literacy goods are waiting to be distributed at local Burnaby food hubs. We are looking for food hub librarians to help facilitate this project.…
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Handing out new children's books to families at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House's South Food Hub and at Ryan's Rainbow Emergency Food Outreach Bank, Burnaby, BC. - Literacy Burnaby

September Literacy Hamper Recap

Last month, Literacy Burnaby received more lovely new children’s books from Literacy Abbotsford, Read On Canada and First Book Canada! On Sept 8th, we were at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s South Food Hub to hand these books out to families after they have picked up their food. As you can see in the photos, there…
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An amazing week of book giveaways. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! Fantastic Job!

August Hamper Week Wrap-Up

Last week, Literacy Now Burnaby volunteers worked tirelessly every day at our first Literacy Hamper Week! Thanks to donations by First Book Canada and Read On Canada!, we distributed 100s of children’s books at Burnaby food and resource hubs. And not only that – local residents chipped in generous book donations too, including bestsellers, fantasy,…
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Literacy Hamper Distribution Week

Thanks to very generous donations, we are entering a whole week of Literacy Hamper Distribution at local Burnaby food and resource hubs! Literacy Now received over 1,000 children’s books at the Pop Up Book Distribution by First Book Canada. Thanks to the workers at the Richmond Raincoast Books, who helped with loading the truck! Another…
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Summer Hampers 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are again out and about, and on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, we gave away over 300 books at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House South Food Hub. This time with support of our own team of dedicated Literacy Now volunteers, we worked tirelessly in hot weather in 2 shifts to continue…
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Book Donation for Literacy Hampers

Thanks to the Chilliwack Learning Society for the generous book donation for our Literacy Hampers.For now, these and many other books are sitting in boxes at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, waiting to be distributed safely as soon as the situation gets better! Stay healthy – keep on reading.

Literacy Hampers at the Food Hub

Literacy Now Burnaby handed out 100s of books at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House south food hub today. With the help of our busy volunteers, people received literacy hampers with age-appropriate books, colours, activity sheets, The West Coast Reader, and info in various languages on community resources like the Neighbourhood Small Grants, Burnaby Public Library, NewToBC, etc. This project was made possible through…
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