Reach a Reader event raises funds

Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy co-sponsored Reach a Reader to raise both awareness and funds.

Sheila Dobie

It was the third annual Reach a Reader fundraiser in the Boundary—but only the first for the West Boundary as the Boundary Creek Times (now with Black Press) participated in the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Reach a Reader Event.

Just over $90 was raised last Thursday afternoon at a sidewalk table where copies of the Times were sold for donations to CBAL.

This year proceeds from the sale of the Boundary Creek Times will go to Girl’s Eye View (GEV), a program for tweenage girls. Now entering its sixth year, GEV aims to develop positive selfesteem in young women before they enter high school and to provide a space for young women to speak their own mind and express themselves in a safe and accepting environment, using tools such as photography, journaling and guided conversation.

For more information about GEV, contact Carol Mitchell at 250-442-5571.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is the Columbia Basin and Boundaryregion not-for-profit literacy organization.

CBAL programs support seniors, adults, families and youth and children of all ages improve English, reading, writing, numeracy, computer and workplace skills.

If you are interested in attending a literacy program or volunteering for a literacy program, more information is available online at cbal.org or contact Sheila Dobie at sdobie@cbal.org or cell 250-584-4109.