Reader campaign raises funds

CBAL programs supports programs that improve language, reading, writing, numeracy, computer and workplace skills.

Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy teamed up to bring literacy awareness and fundraising to the streets of Greenwood last week. Pictured from left are West Boundary Community Literacy Outreach worker Evelyn Booth

The annual Reach a Reader campaign was a perfect time for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) to introduce the newest member of the literacy team in the West Boundary. Evelyn Booth has taken over the reins as Literacy Outreach coordinator for the West Boundary.

A table was set up outside the offices of the Boundary Creek Times last Thursday to help raise awareness and dollars for local literacy initiatives.

The Times has partnered with the Bored Room Bistro in Midway and the Liquor Store in Greenwood to place donation boxes on their counters for the rest of this month.

There is also an online opportunity to donate to specific Boundary literacy programing at the cbal.org website—find the Boundary in the list of communities and click on the donate button. Donations made through the website through the end of October will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Bienfaisance Foundation.

The West Boundary Literacy Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Bored Room Bistro in Midway.

According to CBAL’s Boundary Community Literacy Coordinator Sheila Dobie, they will brainstorm and set up an action plan, the discussion focusing on computer workshops, delivery ideas for health and financial literacy, and other collaborative literacy projects possible in the West Boundary.

All CBAL literacy programs are free. CBAL can help the Boundary residents to learn to read and write better, participate in fun learning programs with their family. CBAL also provides free tutoring for adult learners can be arranged in various Boundary locations, English as a Second Language and free training and ongoing support for volunteer adult tutors. All programs are confidential.

For more information contact Dobie at 250-584-4109 or via email at sdobie@cbal.org.

 

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