As part of Olivia’s elementary education experience, we had the chance to see first-hand the impact that the ‘Adopt a School’ program has on a local school. As one of the adopted schools, and eventually the grand prize winner, we got the chance to fundraise for our school—and later enjoy the excitement of the kids coming together to help to choose some of the books for the library.
Even now, we’re seeing the benefits of our new enhanced library—the increased number of books to ensure that all children can lose themselves in the pages of a good story. There are more books for a school that is packed full of children; the books are newer, and available in a wide range of subjects for children to read.
As a result of all that, and the fact that Olivia knows and takes pride in the fact that she was able to fundraise and take part in the program, the anticipation of library trips this year has increased. The Adopt a School program made a world of difference in our library—and we can just imagine the difference it makes in other schools, every year.
Indigo’s Adopt a School Program: How Does It Work?
With many schools taking part in the 3 week program, running through Oct 9th, local Indigo, Chapters and Coles’ stores ‘adopt’ a school, collecting donations on their behalf. Adopted schools receive 100% of these in-store donations. In addition to the “adoptees,” nearly 300 participating schools will also fundraise online through adoptaschool.indigo.ca. Every school involved in the Adopt a School program receives 100% of the donations made online through their fundraising site. These funds help bolster children’s literacy development and encourage students to foster a lifelong love of reading.
The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will also offer a matching program for all online donations. With every $20 donation received (the equivalent value of two books), the school will receive a third book for free.
This year, it’s even easier to help contribute to filling those libraries. Share a story on the fundraising campaign profile for a local school taking part in the Adopt a School program, and if that story and school are featured on the Adopt a School website, the foundation will donate a book to the school’s library.
Want to help give back and foster a love of reading while helping to fill a high-needs school’s local library? Visit http://www.adoptaschool.indigo.ca and see which Edmonton schools are taking part in the Adopt a School program.
This post is brought to you by Indigo but the images and opinions are my own.