Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 8 is International Literacy Day

Hi Everyone!
Passing on this information sent to me by my sister-in-law Corinne Murphy who is also a writer and one of my mentors. I've included her message to we family and friends she contacted.

Klahowya folksies!

If you plan to shop at Chapters any time soon, please consider this event. Literacy Unlimited is a very, very well-deserving English language charitable organization that has helped many people learn how to read. What is more important than learning how to read? Who would any of us be had it not been for the fact that we learned to read as tiny children? I shudder to imagine...but then again I wouldn't have the keen imagination I have cultivated without the incalculable and delicious hours I've spent bent over a lifetime of wonderful stories, so the point is moot.

Just doing my little tiny itty bit to bring light to the world...
Corinne Murphy

Here's the official invitation from Chapters/Indigo:
Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Chapters Indigo, 6321 Trans-Canada, Pointe-Claire

Come out and join us for a fun evening to celebrate International Literacy Day. Shop for your back-to-school supplies, pick up a gift for a friend, or get an early start on your holiday shopping. On this special evening at Chapters Pointe-Claire, for every purchase of in-store,regularly priced merchandise, 10% of the “before tax” total will be donated to Literacy
Unlimited. Note that all discount programs (i.e. bestseller discounts, iRewards, Heather’s Picks, any promotional discounts), "Love of Reading" products and gift card purchases arenot included in this fundraiser.

There will be two draws for door prizes ($25 Chapters gift certificate) – one at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. You must be present in the store to win.

If possible, print and fill out the ballots below.
Extra copies of both will be available in the store. When you arrive, please ensure that you register at the LU registration desk. For more information,
please e-mail

So my blog-hopping friends, take the hand of a child you love and read to him/her. Offer a classic to a teenager or young adult - they just might like it! Take the time to open a book today and lose yourself to it's wonder and enjoy.



DBarry said...

Thank you so much for this blog, Lisa! I tutor at Literacy Unlimited and I can tell you that it is an amazing service to adults and youth. support allows us to pick up books, resources, laptops and take our learners on field trips to support their literacy journey to the world that you and I love so much.

MuseItUp Publishing said...

I am so sorry I missed this event just down my street. But thank you for posting this and I'll keep an eye out for more event mentions I'll try to attend.

Lisa Forget said...

What you and Corinne do is just amazing, Debra! I applaud you both and all the other volunteers!

Maybe the next time there's an event Lea, you and I can go together! I'd love that! :)

Thanks for stopping by!