Fundraising campaign underway for One District, One Book project

In the spring of 2019, Lethbridge School District No. 51 will be presenting a “never been done in Canada before” project called One District, One Book. Every student and staff member from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Lethbridge School District No. 51 will read the same book at the same time.

The unique project will bring together students, staff, families and dignitaries in a shared journey with literacy. This involvement represents 40,000 members of the community of Lethbridge. Not only will our community read together, we will share the gift of literacy through individual school activities, cross-school and cross-grade activities as well as District-wide activities. 

The overwhelming success of One School, One Book and Three Schools, One Book projects untaken in various schools in Lethbridge precedes and informs this exciting project.

OUR VISION: Strengthen literacy, family and community bonds.

It is necessary for us to purchase 13,100 copies of the book for this project to be successful. This requires significant funding. We have already received unprecedented support from the publisher, Macmillian/Raincoast, and the University of Lethbridge Bookstore. We are now asking for community support for literacy bto help share the love of reading and the many benefits of this experience.

Acknowledgement contributions will appear on our One District, One Book website and other social media, as well as on signs in all participating schools. Lethbridge School District No. 51 will provide a tax receipt for donors.

The following are the donation opportunities:   

Literacy Legacy donors will have the additional benefit of receiving recognition in the bookplate in the front of each of the estimated 13,100 books.

Please join us by showing your support for literacy, reading and community by donating to our One District, One Book in Lethbridge. 

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