We believe a book can change a child's life forever.
That’s why each year, our Indigo Adopt a School program unites Indigo, its employees, its customers and their communities in raising money to rejuvenate high-needs elementary school libraries across Canada.
By giving books to schools that need them the most, we are helping to give every child the chance to build a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Did you know?
- Over the last 40 years, public schools in Canada have been increasingly deprived of budgets to fund school libraries and reading programs, resulting in many schools having funds for only a 1/3 of a new book per student per year.
- Studies show that in schools with librarians, students are more likely to report that they like to read and are good at it. Yet, many schools in high-needs communities don’t have funding for librarians.
- Many teachers spend up to $1,000 a year of their own money to buy books and learning materials for their students.
The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, together with Indigo, its employees and its customers have provided $23 million to support high-needs elementary schools across Canada. Our shared commitment to literacy has transformed over 2,600 school libraries, inspiring a love of reading in more than 750,000 children.
To learn more, visit loveofreading.org and join the conversation #INDIGOLOR