Reach a Reader assists literacy programs

Purchase a copy of the Free House at Tim Hortons on Jan. 29

  • Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 p.m.

On Jan. 29, Lory Rochon, April Roberts and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett will be selling 100 Mile House Free Press newspapers for a donation at Tim Hortons from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

District of 100 Mile House Councillor Bill Hadden is going to sell the Free Press at District office and neighbouring businesses.

These folks are volunteering for Reach a Reader Day, which is one of the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) fundraising activities organized by the 100 Mile House volunteer group.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and to raise funds for local literacy programs, including financial literacy, Partner Assisted Learning and Books for Babies.

All money raised during Reach a Reader Day supports the many programs offered by the CCPL, which are offered free to the public.

Our literacy skills affect everything we do in our daily lives – the choices we make with our children, our money and how we handle ourselves in every situation, says CCPL operations support worker Melody Newcombe who organizes Reach a Reader Day in 100 Mile House.

“By improving our literacy skills, we will make better choices and improve our chances for better jobs, healthier living and a more joyful life.

“Please come out [to Tim Hortons] on Jan. 29 and buy a Free Press newspaper for a donation to show your support of literacy.”

If you or your organization would like information about the CCPL and its role in the community, contact Newcombe at 250-945-4199.