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Chapters & Coles and the Greater Sudbury Police Service “ADOPT” St. David Catholic School

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Front Row: (L-R): St. David Catholic School students, Liza Wemigwans, Gr 3; Celina Marsolais, Gr. 8; Virginia Wemigwans, pre JK; Noah Yoo Gr. 6 and Betsy Bafaro, Gr. SK share their love for reading with a new book of their choice from the Chapters and Coles bookstores. Funds raised in the Chapters and Coles “Indigo Love of Reading Adopt-a-School” campaign were matched by the Greater Sudbury Police Services for a combined total of $ 4,297. Police Chief, Frank Elsner (back row, extreme right) was also on hand for the special wrap up to the fundraising event. “There is no greater gift to give a child than the love of reading,” stated Elsner. ‘It is our hope, along with the staff of Coles and Chapters Bookstores that the students of St. David Catholic School will continue to use the funds and books provided by this unique program to help transform their lives and their futures.” Joining Chief Elsner are (Back row L-R): Diana Salvador, Principal, St. David Catholic School, Jennifer Gran, Teacher, St. David Catholic School, Raphael Maille, Assistant Manager, Chapters Book Store and Kim Stephenson, ACEM, Chapters Book Store.

November 9, 2009 - Chapters, Coles and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation along with the Greater Sudbury Police Service launched a two-week fundraising drive in October to help transform the library at St. David Catholic School.

The passionate commitment to learning through the love of reading a St. David Catholic School inspired the team at Chapters to select the local school as the recipient of the first Indigo Love of Reading Adopt-a-School Fundraising Drive in Sudbury. All funds raised at Chapters through in-store donations were directed to St. David Catholic School. The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation was established in 2004 to address Canada’s literacy crisis and help give Canadian Schools in severe need access to new books and education resources. Since its inception, the Foundation has made a total contribution of more than $7.5 million to more than 70 schools nationally.

Chapters and Cole’s staff raised $2,297 by asking the public to donate to the special campaign with the Greater Sudbury Police Services providing an additional $2,000 under the “Youth for Chiefs” program for a grand total of $4,297. “With these funds, we can purchase at least one book for every child at St. David Catholic School,” stated Kim Stephenson, ACEM, Chapters Book Store on the Kingsway. The JK to Grade 8 teachers at St. David Catholic School will visit Chapters Bookstore to purchase books for each of their grades. The books will be catalogued and housed in the St. David Catholic School Library.

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