The Raise-a-Reader fundraising and awareness campaign was created by the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1997 to support family literacy programs in BC.
It empowers children and families with tools to improve their reading skills. These skills are the foundation for lifelong learning that affects the quality of life and the health and social economic well-being of individuals, families and communities.
By partnering with Postmedia, the Province of British Columbia, Decoda Literacy Solutions, and with support from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the campaign has generated more than $23 million to support literacy initiatives in BC.
Proceeds from the Raise-a-Reader campaign support literacy programs for children and families in your community.