Many Canadian children don’t own one book…not one! Their school library is their only access to books. School libraries are also in need of books.
You can help by participating in Indigo’s Adopt a School which helps Canadian school libraries receive new books! The program runs from September 16th to October 6th.
Last year, the program provided 33,000 books to 154 school libraries across Canada!
You can help in several ways:
“Adopt”: Similar to a “like” on Facebook, people can come to your school page and click “Adopt”, which gives your school one point. For every 50 “Adopts”, Indigo donates a book to your school.
Donate: People can donate directly to your school. Every $12 donation gives a book to your school. Every book donation also gets your school a point.
Buy: Teachers, parents, and the school community can sell Indigo e-gift cards to their friends, family members, and co-workers; for every card they sell, Indigo will donate a book to your school!
Want to help out your children’s school or another school in need? If your school is not listed, you can tell them about the program and have them register or you can enroll the school yourself. Principals, teachers or parents may sign up a school on the Adopt a School website here.
By signing up your school (or another worthy school) on the website, you enable teachers, parents, and the rest of the community to sell Indigo e-gift cards to their friends, family members, and co-workers; for every card they sell, Indigo will donate a book to your school.
There is also a Library Makeover contest where your school can enter to win $5,000 to make over their school library. Schools can post pictures, videos, and stories displaying the challenging state of their library. Participants will be ranked according to how many points they accumulate in the program. The ten schools with the most points will each get 50 more books. As a grand prize, a judging panel from Indigo will also choose which school has the worst library, and they will get $5000 to make over their library.
I am going to help out Selkirk Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon this year. This is why:
During the 2011/2012 school year, a severe leak in our library’s roof caused repeated damage to our paperback novel collection. Further, many of our books are old, worn out, and beyond repair.
With your support, we can give one book to every child at your school, and in schools across Canada.
I’m happy to be giving away two $50 Indigo e-cards to keep for yourself and Indigo will give two books to a school of your choice! Or you can choose to donate the e-cards to the school of your choice!
Enter here and good luck! Contest ends September 30th.