Indigo and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation believe all children should have access to books, no matter where they go to school. That’s why we’re celebrating World Book Day by donating 50,000 books to high-needs elementary schools across Canada.



Your Next Book Could Change a Child’s Life

1% of every children’s book* purchased will help a child in need.

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Indigo will donate 1% of the sale* on every children’s book to support children in high-needs communities across Canada. For every children’s books purchased at any Indigo, Chapters, Coles or on Indigo.ca we are helping to give books to children in need across the country. This pledge is part of Indigo’s continued commitment to promoting literacy across Canada in partnership with the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

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TOGETHER WE GAVE

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation - Together we gave 110,000 books  

110,000 BOOKS

by providing $1.1M in funding to over 600 schools through the Adopt a School program.

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation - Together we gave $1.5 mil  

$1.5 MILLION

for books and literacy resources through our Literacy Fund grants

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation - Together we gave 127,500 school supplies  

127,500 SCHOOL SUPPLIES

donated to Canadian classrooms through our partnership with Yoobi

About the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Our foundation is dedicated to putting books in the hands of high-needs children.

$31M

Committed $31 million

to funding since 2004

1M

Inspired over 1,000,000

students across Canada

3K

Funded more than 3,000

high-needs elementary schools

A year in the life of the Indigo Reading Foundation...

A year in the life of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

September to October

Adopt a School program:

All stores “adopt” a high-needs school of their choice and fundraise on their behalf for three weeks.

November to December

Giving Tuesday: Love of Reading makes a special contribution to high-needs schools on this international day of giving back.

November to February

Love of Reading accepts applications from high-needs schools across Canada for the Literacy Fund Grant.

March to May

Love of Reading accepts applications from schools for participation in the Adopt a School program in the fall.

May

Literacy Fund Grant winners:

$1.5 million dollars in books is shared among a select number of schools across Canada to transform their libraries.

July to August

Love of Reading raises awareness around the summer slide effect and promotes reading through the summer months.


Timelines may change due to nationwide school closures.


Books Have Power

A book can change a child’s life – it can lead to a lifelong love of reading and educational success.

Many elementary schools in economically disadvantaged communities in Canada have limited library budgets.

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation gives Canadian high-needs elementary schools funds to purchase the books and educational resources they need.

We are investing in a Canada where every child has access to books.

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