Unfortunately, there is a growing number of Canadian children living in lower income families where basic needs take priority over learning and books in the home. Learning can’t happen without the tools and resources needed to acquire the skill. In addition, due to budget reductions and changes, public education programs continue to be underfunded and/or cut.
In response to this growing need in our community for books, we launched Books for Kids. Statistics show that literacy and education are cornerstones to success in life. We are proud to be able to supply books to children who need them most.
Source: First Book Canada
We will be expanding this program and are looking for new partners who are passionate about literacy.
You can make all the difference to a child who needs a book to call their own.
Books for Kids Calgary sponsored by Calgary Flames
will be providing books to identified higher needs schools in Calgary.
Books for Kids Sturgeon County sponsored by North West Redwater Partnership will be providing books to all grade 3 students in the Sturgeon County area and Alexander First Nation.
Books for Kids is also generously supported by the Government of Alberta
Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Grant.
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