About 200 volunteers will be donating time to sell newspapers to raise funds for Prince Edward Island literacy projects
© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Sandra MacNeil, left, of The Guardian and Catherine Hennessey sell Guardians at the corner of Kent and Queen streets during the Raise a Reader Day campaign in 2012.
Wednesday is Raise-a-Reader day on Prince Edward Island and volunteers will be out selling newspapers to raise money to support literacy projects.
The Guardian and The Journal Pioneer are organizing the Postmedia Raise-a-Reader Day in this province and upwards of 200 people will be donating their time to raise money between the hours of 7-9 a.m.
Volunteers will show up at coffee shops and other popular locations right across the province. The P.E.I. volunteers are part of a national team as Raise-a-Reader Day is marked in a number of other Canadian locations.
All of the money raised on Prince Edward Island will stay in this province.
Raise-a-Reader Day has raised over $20 million for family literacy programs across Canada since its national launch. The program was created by The Vancouver Sun in 1997 and was expanded nationally in 2002.