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Tottenham P.S. chosen for ‘Adopt a School’ program

October 11, 2017   ·   0 Comments

 

Tottenham Public School in Tottenham has been chosen as a recipient for the Indigo 2017 Adopt a School program! This means that the Chapters Newmarket store will donate funds from this year’s campaign, providing an opportunity for this high-needs school to purchase new books and educational resources that are in very short supply.
Did you know that many school libraries can only afford to purchase one new book per year for every three children, leaving students without adequate access to resources for literacy development and overall growth?
The Adopt a School program united 185 high-needs elementary schools with local Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores, raising much needed funds to help ignite children’s literacy development. Canadians can also donate online to support over 350 additional participating schools.
Reading at school plays a major role in children’s academic and future success by boosting their drive to learn, especially in low-income areas where kids may not have access to books at home.
Indigo, its employees and their communities rallied together to raise in-store donations and online donations with each dollar raised going towards transforming their adopted school’s library. The goal of Adopt a School is to add one book for every child to school libraries in high-needs communities and to raise awareness for the literacy challenges facing high-needs elementary schools. This year, 573 schools with more than 185,000 total students are registered to participate in the program.
“There is an urgent need to improve funding in elementary school libraries,” said Ariel Siller, Executive Director of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. “We know that 30 per cent of Canadian Grade 3 students lack basic literacy skills,1 and many educators face a shortage of resources needed to address this challenge. Through Adopt a School, Indigo employees, customers and communities join together to help raise funds for local high-needs schools. By giving books to schools that need them the most, our goal is to give every child the chance to build a lifelong love of reading.”
Since its inception, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has committed over $25 million to support more than 3,000 Canadian high-needs elementary schools. The Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 900,000 students, replenishing school libraries in every Canadian province and territory.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.loveofreading.org.

         


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