Toronto book buyers benefit Wiky Junior School

Junior School Kindergarten teacher Jacintha Manitowabi, left, Faye Zoccole, Wikwemikong education director, third from left, and Harold Fox, right, Junior School principal give a chi-miigwech on behalf of the staff and students to Taylor McNutt, manager of Indigo Books, Toronto Eaton Centre, second from left.

$23,000 for school libraries donated by Indigo, its shoppers

TORONTO – The Wikwemikong Junior School got some good news last Friday when it received a letter from Canadian bookselling giant Indigo’s ‘Love of Reading Foundation.’ 

As had been reported previously, Wikwemikong Junior School participated in this year’s 2019 Adopt a School campaign. The Wikwemikong Junior School was partnered with the Indigo bookstore located in Toronto’s Eaton Centre. From September 14 to October 6, customers would be asked at the checkout if they would like to donate to the Junior School. Last week, Principal Harold Fox received the good news that the people of Toronto did indeed donate and that the school would be receiving over $23,000 from the program to go toward new books and educational resources.

Over $624,000 was raised in the Adopt a School campaign with 182 schools taking part—that will work out to over 62,400 books for these elementary schools combined. 

“Our Junior School students and teachers look forward to any type of resource and student commitment, especially in the areas of literacy and numeracy,” Principal Fox told The Expositor.

“We want our children to have access to a number of new books and materials catering to their learning,” Mr. Fox continued. “With a limited amount of resources to work with and outdated material in our classrooms, this can be challenging.”

“The Indigo Love of Reading foundation will help elementary schools assist over 105,000 students across Canada,” he added. “It is great to see it happening in our back yard.”