Raise a Reader for all our sakes

Raise a Reader event on Nov. 15. Look for that week's Journal.

Dear Editor

Raise A Reader is a national program designed to increase awareness to support family literacy programs. It engages and fosters reading for children in their formative preschool and early school years. The focus is on families and children and encourages reading skills. Money raised from this stays in our area to benefit their residents.

This year, our Raise A Reader event will be held on Nov. 15 in the Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Spences Bridge area through the distribution of the Nov. 15 edition of The Journal. The donations we receive from this event will go to literacy activities and resources in this area. These resources and activities include free Book Draws held during the year and Family Literacy Night held in late January.

We hope that you will support Bridging to Literacy in its Raise a Reader event. Volunteers will be out in the area between 9 and 10 am. If you are not approached and would like to make a donation, please do so at Community Futures on Railway Avenue.

Thank you for supporting us in helping others with literacy.

Ann Belchan

Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Bridging to Literacy