@IndigoChapters Annual “Adopt a School” Program Helps Fill School Libraries

A book can change a child’s life forever!
When I first started teaching, I taught in a high needs school with a VERY limited budget to work with for resources, materials and books. The library was sparse and what was in it was ripped, torn and out dated. It made me so sad to know that these children who desperately needed to be reading had nothing to choose from!

This is why I am so excited to announce that from September 16th to October 6th, Indigo, Chapters and Coles across Canada will challenge Canadians to put new books into schools of need.

The annual Indigo Adopt a School Fundraising Drive aims to bring communities together and return 1,000 school libraries to being the vibrant heart of schools with the addition of much needed new books. Since 2009, the fundraiser has put more than 80,000 books into the hands of children at 459 schools across the country. This year, booklovers from coast to coast are encouraged to more than double the number of schools served through the Adopt a School program to date.

Although ‘back to school’ should mean back to books, many school libraries operate with a budget that allows for only a third of a book per student every year. Teachers across the country spend approximately $1,000 of their own money each year to buy books and learning materials for their students in an effort to bridge the gap. Dedicated to changing children’s lives one book at a time, Indigo’s Adopt a School Fundraising Drive makes it easy for booklovers to write a new chapter at school libraries across the country. Visit www.adoptaschool.indigo.ca to:

  1. Support a local school or register one
  2. Donate online
  3. Buy an Indigo e-gift card – Indigo will donate a book to your selected school for every e-gift card sold.

Schools also have the opportunity to win a $10,000 library makeover through this year’s fundraiser too.

For more details, and to put books into the hands of thousands of kids heading back to school this year, please visit www.adoptaschool.indigo.ca.


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Multi-Testing Mommy was provided with a gift card that in turn donated money to a Toronto area school that is in need of library resources. Opinions expressed belong to Multi-Testing Mommy and are NOT influenced in any way. See MTM’s Disclosure for more details.

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