Inspiring a Love of Reading on Giving Tuesday
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Books and I go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been a lifelong reader for as long as I can remember. My mom said that even before I could read, I’d make her sit and read to me for hours on end. It was the only way to calm fussy little ol’ me.
I have many wonderful memories of visiting our local school library and checking out piles of books. At one point, I was reading a book a day. It was an insatiable habit that helped me throughout life. Reading is good for the mind, body and soul.
I was hoping when I had kids that at least one of them would be a reader like me. Bridget, my youngest, is becoming quite the little reader herself. I’m so happy to see her following in my footsteps with her passion for reading.
I’d heard of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation (LOR) before and love what they represent. It’s a cause close to my heart. They were founded in 2004 to help with the national literary crisis by providing books to underfunded high-needs elementary school libraries. Since they started, they’ve committed over $26 million to more than 3,000 schools across Canada and helped more than 900,000 kids! That’s a staggering amount of books for young minds to enjoy.
Today, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday, an annual global celebration of charitable giving. They have an exciting announcement to make – one that will benefit a lot of kids. This Giving Tuesday, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has announced that they are providing a total of $500,000 to 50 high-needs elementary schools in Canada. That’s roughly a whopping 50,000 books! It warms my heart to know that so many kids’ lives are going to be transformed and inspired by books.
Each school will receive a $10,000 donation in e-gift cards to purchase new books and revitalize their libraries. The schools will also receive a 30% discount on all books purchased with the funds.
My mind is blown at the generosity and I plan to follow along on the other valuable initiatives that the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has planned for the future.
Do you or your kids have a love of reading?