Indigo says it's giving $1 million in books to families in need across Canada
Indigo will donate $1 million in books to families in need across Canada, the company announced Wednesday.
The Canadian book giant has pledged to donate books and educational resources through its Love of Reading Foundation to support literacy in high-needs communities.
With schools closed across the country, some Canadian children no longer have their school libraries to turn to for reading materials; Indigo's hefty donation will help to ensure that they can access materials at home.
For more information or to apply for funding through the Indigo Love of Reading Community Response Fund, visit https://t.co/R6Qp8iPC9h #IndigoLoveOfReading pic.twitter.com/3AfhWGNUl0— Indigo (@chaptersindigo) April 15, 2020
Chair of the Foundation Heather Reisman said, "Books are critical to education and as a vehicle to 'travel' to new places and 'meet' new people. This is important always and especially at this moment."
The books will be distributed via three Canadian organizations: Jays Care Foundation, Martin Family Initiative, and Boys and Girls Club of Canada.
Indigo says that local non-profit organizations in Canada that currently serve children and their families in high-needs communities can also apply for the grant.
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