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Your donation can give the gift of literacy to children and families in BC. Every donation will will be matched by the Province of BC to help children in BC access literacy resources and services. To support Literacy Now Burnaby, please choose “RAR Lower Mainland – Burnaby” in the link above.

What is the Raise-a-Reader Campaign?

The Raise-a-Reader campaign is a fundraising initiative created by Postmedia, the parent company of the Vancouver Sun newspaper in support of family literacy programs in BC. They have partnered with Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.

It exists to empower today’s children and families with the tools to improve their reading, writing and verbal skills, which are the foundations for lifelong learning that significantly improves their quality of life and socioeconomic well-being.

Raise-a-Reader supports BC organizations that provide community-based literacy programs covering a wide range of program types. They include small group or one-on-one tutoring for children or adults, programs for families or seniors, workshops, seminars, and one-time events that provide information and raise awareness about the importance of literacy. Examples of such organizations includes the Canucks Family Education Centre, the Family Services of Greater Vancouver, and the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Please donate today.

Ways you can help:

1. Donate

You can donate using the link above. If you live in Burnaby, please select Burnaby in the options and please consider making a recurring donation. Please donate today. Thank you.

2. Sock It To Literacy

Purchase a pair of Blue Sky Clothing’s Merino Wool Socks for Literacy (starting at just $4.99) online or at one of its nine retail locations in BC. Proceeds from every pair sold goes to support local literacy programs.

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