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.
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...
Here's the official invitation from Chapters/Indigo:
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.
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.