Volunteers will be hawking Raise-A-Reader supplements on Wednesday in exchange for donations to fund literacy in the Alberni Valley.

Raise-a-Reader in Alberni Valley on Sept. 28

Volunteers will be handing out the News' Raise-a-Reader supplement on Wednesday around town. Donations will go towards Literacy Alberni.

What’s black, white and read all over? The News’ Raise-a-Reader supplement which volunteers will be hawking all around town on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for Raise-a-Reader day. Donations from the supplement will go towards Literacy in Port Alberni.

“September was declared Literacy Month by the City [of Port Alberni], the  Port Alberni Rotary Club and it’s back-to-school month,” said Literacy Alberni  board chair Pam Craig.

“Raise-a-Reader Day will be a focus day after a whole month  of talking about literacy.”

Raise-A-Reader is Literacy Alberni’s biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised stays in the Alberni Valley.

“All the money raised here is spent on programs in Port Alberni,” Craig said.

Those programs include kindergarten bags full of supplies and books for all kindergarteners in School District 70, the Parents as Literacy Support program which gives parents literacy tools to help their kids stay engaged as readers and the Tech Buddies program which pairs Gr. 3-4 students with seniors to teach them about tech.

Literacy Alberni also funds an adult literacy program to combat illiteracy in the Alberni Valley.

In the past year, Literacy Alberni has also set up 25 ‘Little Libraries’ in Port Alberni, as well as two on the West Coast. which operate in a ‘take a book, leave a book’ way and ensure that everyone has access to books.

A by-donation barbecue will run at Pacific Chevrolet from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Wednesday to raise more funds for Literacy Alberni.

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