As you may know, tomorrow I will be participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. Some people take this opportunity to do a little reading for charity, which I've never done, but always seemed like a good idea. Well, this time an opportunity has presented itself!
The Indigo Adopt a School program is going on right now. (Actually, I think it might technically be over for this year, but you can still donate.) You can adopt a school in your area and donate books to their library, either by donating $12 to give one book, or by buying a $25 gift card, which donates one book with no cost to yourself if you were going to buy books there anyway!
So, I've adopted a school. I picked Strathcona Community School, which is in a poorer neighbourhood of Winnipeg. When I read about how their budget does not include a librarian, and they have to rely on volunteers to come and organise the books in the library, I was shocked. I never think of Canada as having these kinds of problems, but we do. Many schools have less than 1 book per child.
In tomorrow's read-a-thon, every book I complete means I'll donate one book to Strathcona Community School. And I'll be reading short books; my goal is to get through 7.
If you'd like to support me in the read-a-thon, please consider donating a book to this school. Or, give a number of books based on how many books/pages I read. Or, adopt a school in your area and donate a book to them. To donate through my fundraising campaign, click here. That way I'll be able to see how many books I've fundraised!