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Raising readers in Kamloops and beyond

Raise-a-Reader's 15th annual fundraising and awareness campaign supporting family literacy programs in B. C. was held in Kamloops and the surrounding region on Sept. 21
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Thompson Rivers University basketball players Tanner Schilling (left), Evan Smith and Gavin Reis join Raise-a-Reader committee member Crystal Murgatroyd (second from right) to hand out Kamloops This Week newspapers to drivers donating to the literacy cause at the Aberdeen McDonald's drive-thru on Sept. 21, 2022.

Raise-a-Reader's 15th annual fundraising and awareness campaign supporting family literacy programs in B. C. was held in Kamloops and the surrounding region on Wednesday morning (Sept. 21).

Locally, all money raised will go to Literacy in Kamloops programs such as One-to-One Reading, Parent Child Mother Goose, Come Read with Me and the Bright Red Book Bus, in addition to adult programs at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre and senior digital literacy assistance at local libraries.

Partners in the endeavour are KTW, Postmedia, the provincial government and Decoda Literacy Solutions. Entering this year, the campaign had generated $1.3 million to support literacy in the Kamloops-Thompson area.

For more information on Literacy in Kamloops, visit the organization's Facebook page.