Friday, October 12, 2012

Reading for charity this read-a-thon!

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!


  1. Wow! That's so sad. I'm glad to hear how you are giving back. I'll be cheering you on.

  2. That's is so great, Lianne! Good luck with your reading. I hope you get to donate a bunch of books. =O) I'm doing the read-a-thon too, of course.