THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
Shop at Chapters, Chapters donates! It's that easy!
Please join us Thursday, November 24, for holiday shopping at Chapters Oakville (in the Toys R Us plaza at Dorval and QEW). Chapters will donate 10% of the value of your purchase of in-store items to the Oakville Literacy Council! All you have to do is buy your gifts for the holidays, and our program will benefit!
Just come after 5 p.m. on Thursday and check in with us at the front door. We'll give you a sticker to indicate that you're with us. (There are some discounts that can't be used if your purchases are going to count toward the fundraiser, such as iRewards.) Prize draw entry for all who participate!
10% donated on these purchases:
AMAZING gift items
Toys and other kid stuff
But not on these:
Donations to Indigo Love of Reading
September 8, 2011: International Literacy Day
$360 in spare change collected from GO commuters at Oakville GO station! Thank you!
Thank you Telus Oakville Place for support for Oakville Literacy Council!
The staff at Telus in Oakville Place selected Oakville Literacy Council to receive the proceeds from the Telus "Critter" sales this past holiday season. Thank you Telus for welcoming us as your charity of choice this year.
Monday, November 15, 2010
FUNdraiser for Literacy
Thank you Chapters Oakville (Dorval Dr., just north of QEW) for hosting our first ever FUNdraiser. Our friends of literacy spent well over $4,000 during our event and Chapters donated 10% to our program.
Please learn more about our three supporting authors:
Thanks for your ongoing support. We’ve grown so much over the last two years and helped so many people – we are committed to maintaining our personalized program and growing for the future.
Summer Bash for Literacy
Our first Summer Bash for Literacy on August 18 was a great success, with a little more than $2,000 raised for our program! Thank you to everyone who contributed or participated in some way.
Special thanks to Boston Pizza Dorval Crossing! Be sure to visit them soon, and don’t forget to write Oakville Literacy on the back of your bill and drop it in the charity box – we get a donation of 10% of your regular priced food purchase!
Thanks to our silent auction and door prize donors:
Boston Pizza Dorval Crossing
Antz in Your Pantz Indoor Playground
Ronald Bowman, RZCD Law Firm
Brigitte Elise Photography
Chapters Dorval Crossing
Creating Space Yoga
GoodLife Fitness Co-Ed Club
The Halton Doula Group
Janelle Long Image Management
Joshua Martyr, author of Genesis of the Hunter: Book 1
Oakville Executive Golf Courses
Standard Parking of Canada
Taima Zone Indoor Activity Centres
Literacy Day in Oakville
The Oakville Literacy Council made a huge leap forward in 2006, when Oakville Mayor Ann Mulvale proclaimed September 8 as Literacy Day in Oakville. She said, “I would urge all residents to support the activities of the Oakville Literacy Council, especially by encouraging potential adult students to take advantage of their learning program.”
International Literacy Day is celebrated each year on September 8 to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. It is a worldwide initiative of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Visit unesco.org/education for an interesting global perspective on literacy.