Indigo Love of Reading Foundation News

$13.5 Million Committed To Date; +1 Million Books Donated; 150 School Libraries Transformed; 42,036 Lives Changed

May 9, 2013: The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is proud to announce the 20 recipients of their 2013 Literacy Fund grant. For the ninth consecutive year, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate $1.5 million to 20 high-needs elementary schools, in an effort to bolster literacy and transform school libraries across the country. To date the fund has committed $13.5 million to 150 high-needs elementary schools across Canada.

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Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Donates Its Millionth Book

May 14, 2012: The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation marked the announcement of its 2012 Literacy Grants with a significant milestone. The Foundation has now funded 1,000,000 books for high-needs school libraries across the country. The 20 elementary schools who are recipients of this year's $1.5 million allocation will receive individual grants of up to $195,000 over the next three years.

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2010/2011 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Annual Report

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Annual Report 2010/2011
January 10, 2012: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation releases 2010/2011 Annual Report.

Toronto, ON - Read the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation 2010/2011 Annual Report online now. Read the Annual Report

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Tops $10.5 Million Milestone in Ongoing Campaign Against Literacy Crisis

June, 2011: The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has selected 20 high-needs schools nationally to receive an annual Literacy Fund grant for the next three years. Since 2004, the Foundation has made a difference to over 29,000 students at schools nationally who have purchased nearly 900,000 books through the grant program.

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Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Tops $9 Million in Support of Children’s Literacy.

May 27, 2010: The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation gives another $1.5 million in grants to 20 high-needs elementary schools across the country.  This brings the total to $9 million and 90 schools to date.

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ECHOage and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Team Up

November 1, 2009: A new partnership between ECHOage and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation inspires children hosting birthday parties to help put books in the hands of less fortunate children.

--Birthday parties can be memorable agents of change, thanks to ECHOage.com, an online charity-driven, eco-friendly birthday party service.--

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Canadians raise more than $200,000 in two week blitz for local schools at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores

October 28, 2009: In association with the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, Indigo Books & Music has completed a two-week fundraising initiative that has helped to raise more than $200,000 to help transform the libraries at more than 100 elementary schools across Canada.

- First Annual Adopt-A-School Fundraising Drive Benefits School Libraries from Coast-to-Coast -

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2008/2009 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Annual Report

October 20, 2009: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation releases 2008/2009 Annual Report

- Indigo Love of Reading Foundation releases first Annual Report for the 2008/2009 fiscal year -

Toronto, ON – Read the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation 2008/2009 Annual Report Online now. Read the Annual Report

Indigo, Corus and Kids Can Press Team Up to Raise Funds for Literacy

September 30, 2009

- Book Retailer, Media Company and a Squirrel Launch National Awareness Campaign-

Toronto, ON – September 30, 2009 – Indigo Books & Music Inc. today joins efforts with Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press to raise awareness and funds to help put books back into the hands of less privileged Canadian children through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. The star of the awareness campaign is the inimitable Scaredy Squirrel, that loveable worrywart of a squirrel who has become an international publishing sensation.

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Indigo brings to $7.5 million its funding to Canadian public schools

March 13, 2009

- Fifth year of literacy program funding empowers change for schools in need. -

Toronto, ON – The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has announced its continued commitment to children’s literacy with another annual injection of $1.5 million to fund literacy programs in high-needs elementary schools across Canada.

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Reading through Dovercourt Elementary School Literacy Night

March 3, 2009

Celebration at Dovercourt Elementary School -  three years after receiving funding from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Toronto, ON – The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation celebrated the end of a three year grant of $150,000 with Dovercourt Elementary School.  

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Indigo Love of Reading Foundation releases 2007/2008 Annual Report

July 20, 2009

- Indigo Love of Reading Foundation releases first Annual Report for the 2007/2008 fiscal year -

Toronto, ON – Read the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation 2007/2008 Annual Report Online now. Read the Annual Report

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Reaches $6 million in Donations to High-Needs Schools in Canada

May 15, 2008

-First year “graduating” schools demonstrate impact of funding on literacy -

Toronto, ON – The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation today announced grants to 20 high-needs elementary schools across Canada. Each school will receive up to $160,000 over three years to purchase books and other related material.

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Random House of Canada Donates $150,000 to Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

January 24, 2008

Random House of Canada President and CEO Brad Martin today announced a $150,000 charitable donation from Random House of Canada to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

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Indigo Love of Reading Foundation launches telling documentary

September 19, 2007

Writing on the Wall, a telling documentary launched by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, shines a spotlight on the state of literacy in Canadian schools. The documentary aims to inspire individuals and governments to take action and help make a difference by ensuring schools are equipped with the resources they need to improve literacy and ensure student success.

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$4.5 million Committed to Enhancing Literacy in Elementary Schools

April 26, 2007

On April 26th 2007 Indigo was pleased to announce that 10 additional elementary schools across the country were added to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation program bringing the total number of participating schools to 30, and raising the total investment made so far to $4.5 million. Indigo’s grant provides up to $150,000 to each school over a period of three years

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NHL Superstar Jarome Iginla Supports Schools in Need

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation gratefully acknowledges Jarome Iginla, Kara Iginla and the Jarome Iginla Hockey School for their generous donation of $19,000 to help schools in need!

Through the financial support of the Jarome Iginla Hockey School, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is able to support the following three high-needs elementary schools in Calgary:

  • Catherine Nichols Gunn Elementary School
  • Patrick Airlie Elementary School
  • Rundle Elementary School

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is a registered charitable organization established in 2004
to help provide new books and learning materials to Canadian elementary schools in need.