Interfaith Kamloops* Book Drive till December 8th
At the Interfaith Kamloops* group’s November meeting we agreed to host a book drive for the Child Development Centre, located near McDonald Park on the North Shore. The CDC is a non-profit, nature-based childcare centre for children from birth to 12 years of age.
Our goal is to provide one book for every child in the Centre for the holiday season. We ask that any books donated be new or very gently used. The numbers by age group are:
5-12 years: 44
3-5 years: 47
6 mos – 3 years: 34
Note: this date has passed: (To assist us with this book drive, we have set up a special fundraising event with Chapters Indigo. Chapters will host a special night of shopping for us on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Any shopping done during that time by friends of our group will help to generate a 20 percent return in the form of gift cards at Chapters.)
Also, we are registered for an online fundraising event. Any gift cards purchased online through our special page will also generate a 20 percent return in gift cards.
There are three ways to contribute to this book drive.
- Donate new or gently used books to your local faith community.
- Note: This second way to contribute is now complete….Shop for books (for the drive or for yourself!) on Tuesday, November 28th at Chapter. Any sales we generate that night (not including gift cards or promotional merchandise) will generate a 20 percent return to Interfaith Kamloops in gift cards. Please note: Indigo Points will not be available on these purchases.
- Shop online for Chapters gift cards. This is a great way to “double dip” on this fundraiser. If you buy a gift card online, we will receive 20 percent back, and if you then use this gift card on our Tuesday night in the store, we will receive another 20 percent on any purchases! To access our page online, please use this link: https://indigo.flipgive.com/f/516762
Any books donated beyond the number we need for the CDC will be donated to an as yet to be determined children’s literacy group in Kamloops.
*Interfaith Kamloops is a gathering of interfaith partners, including representatives from Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, B’hai, Unitarian, Centre for Spiritual Living faith communities. Together they are seeking ways to have a positive impact in the Kamloops area.