Reach a Reader kicked off this week at the Kimberley Public Library as Mayor Ron McRae joined story time.

Reach a Reader kicked off this week at the Kimberley Public Library as Mayor Ron McRae joined story time.

Reach a Reader in Kimberley

Supporting literacy in our community; all funds raised stay in Kimberley

It’s Reach a Reader Day in Kimberley and communities throughout the East and West Kootenay. An initiative of Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Reach a Reader raises funds for literacy in each community.

In Kimberley today, funds will be raised at the Friends of the Public Library bookstore in Marysville, at StrongStart where Coun. Jack Ratcliffe will read to preschoolers and at the Civic Centre parking lot where the Kimberley Dynamiters will play road hockey with local kids. A donation to CBAL Kimberley gets you in the game.

All money raised in Kimberley stays in the community to support CBAL Kimberley programs.

Starting today and leading into the first week of November,  people, local business and other supporters can go online and donate to the RaR campaign through CHIMP.  CHIMP is an online donations forum that was created to help manage charitable donations.

CHIMP has organized for every dollar donated online to be matched dollar for dollar by the Bienfaisance Foundation. Tax receipts are available the moment a donation is made and there are no processing fees.

Visit the RaR main donation page at:   https://chimp.net/campaigns/reach-a-reader

You can find the Kimberley community on the right-hand side of the web page.

“This is a perfect opportunity to double donations for programs in Kimberley,” said CBAL Kimberley’s Kim Roberts.