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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Donates its Millionth Book

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5/14/2012 3:29:00 PM

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Donates its Millionth Book

- Indigo's Support Reaches $13 Million, Among the Largest Contributions to School Libraries -

TORONTO, May 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation marked the announcement of its 2012 Literacy Grants with a significant milestone. The Foundation has now funded 1,000,000 books for high-need school libraries across the country. The 20 elementary schools who are the recipients of this year's $1.5 million allocation will receive individual grants of up to $195,000 over the next three years, with the common purpose of stocking the schools' libraries with new books so that the young students can reap the life-long benefits of reading.

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation was established to ensure all elementary school children have easy access through their very own school library to the most essential learning tool, books. Since its inception in 2004, the Foundation has donated $13 million to schools in need across the country, providing access to more than 1,000,000 books for 36,000 children.

All 20 new schools receiving 2012 Literacy Fund grants from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation demonstrated in their applications a clear commitment to nurturing a well-grounded future generation through advancing children's literacy. Based on school populations, grants of up to $195,000 have been awarded to each school. This year's recipient schools are:

British Columbia:
Barrowtown Elementary, Abbotsford
Cedar Hills Elementary, Surrey
Thornhill Elementary, Terrace
Prince Edward Island:
Eliot River Elementary, Cornwall
Balwin School, Edmonton
John A. McDougall School, Edmonton
Sherwood School, Edmonton
New Brunswick:
Glen Falls Elementary, Saint John
Riverside Community School, Prince Albert
St. Catherine Community School, Regina
Helen Tulk Elementary School, Bishop's Falls
Jakeman All Grade, Trout River
King George School, Brandon
Nova Scotia:
Nelson Whynder Elementary School, Dartmouth
Central Public School, Brantford
Delhi Public School, Delhi
Sherbrooke Public School, Thunder Bay
Blessed John XXIII Catholic Elementary School, Toronto
Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School, Toronto
William G. Davis, Windsor

Schools interested in applying for 2013 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund Grants can download an application at A new application will be available for download in the Fall of 2012