The Raise-a-Reader campaign was created by The Vancouver Sun in 1997 to increase awareness of literacy and raise money to fund children's literacy programs. Since the inception, Raise-a-Reader Vancouver has raised over almost $3.45 million in 10 years in support of children's literacy initiatives throughout British Columbia.
Low literacy skills are some of society's hidden handicaps. Statistics show that a shocking 22% of adult Canadians have serious problems with reading and comprehension. Raise-a-Reader is designed to address the issue head-on and raise money and awareness for children and family literacy, building stronger local communities.
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