Become a Partner
Let’s work together to address the hidden literacy crisis in PEI. Research shows that many adults and children are struggling with reading, writing and math. How can PEI prosper when almost half of working-aged Islanders don’t have the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century?
Partnering with us will help ensure Islanders continue to have access to our free literacy programs. These programs boost literacy skills, confidence and learning attitudes – all of which are the building blocks to success. By investing your time or money with us, you are investing in breaking the cycle of low-literacy and poverty.
Let’s work together to help Islanders reach their full potential, and make PEI a great place to live, work and thrive. Whether you have worked with a charity before or not, we’ll make it easy for you to get involved!
The Imagination Library in PEI, a free book gifting program for children ages 0-4, now serves 3500 children with three-year funding commitments from the Province of PEI, the Rotary Clubs of Charlottetown, Charlottetown Royalty, Montague & Eastern PEI, and the Rotary Literacy Foundation.
During our Inspire a Love of Reading fundraising campaign in December 2020, we raised over $45,000 for PEI’s Imagination Library program thanks to the generosity of many Island businesses and individuals.
Dave Arsenault of Tops to Floors (pictured on the right) kickstarted the campaign with a major donation of $29,000!
Our partnership with The Guardian through the Raise-A-Reader Campaign, has raised more than a $180,000 for literacy programs in PEI.
Master Packaging has contributed $115,000 to our free literacy programs as our PGI Golf Day Sponsor since 2012 and tutor sponsor in 2015.
Our Adult Bursary Program Sponsors have raised $17,400 during 2018 and 2019. Our most recent sponsors were:
Our Free Books for Kids Program Sponsors have raised $15,400 over the last two years. Most recent sponsors:
Other Businesses and Institutions that have helped us work to achieve our mission:
- Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills
- Government of Prince Edward Island (Skills PEI; Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture; PEI Public Library Services)
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”Stephen King
Ready Set Learn
Free Books for Kids
Adult Learner Awards and Resources