FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society has received a $6,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Fort St. John using some of the funds that were raised during the Rotary Club Drive-Thru Breakfast from September.
With these funds, the Literacy Society can continue the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and help deliver more than 1,700 books to kids in the community.
According to Jessica Kalman, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Literacy Society, the current number of kids in the community enrolled in the Imagination Library as of Friday, December 4th, is 823. Kalman also mentions that each month usually costs about $3,000. She says that the Literacy Society has funds to last until March but is still looking for donations. Currently, the Literacy Society has a Facebook fundraiser happening until December 13th.
The Literacy Society is also working with Murry GM on the fundraiser ‘Books & Board Games’. You can drop off any new unwrapped book or board game, and it will be added to the Family Literacy packages.
The full Moose Talks interview is available below; Kalman’s interview begins around the 20-minute mark.
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