© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Scoop gives the thumbs up as the annual raise-a-reader day was held in various locations across P.E.I. With Scoop are Jennifer Keenan, volunteer; Sandra MacNeill of The Guardian; Catherine Hennessey, volunteer and Lucas McInnis of Transcontinental's Maritime Production Centre.
Approximately 200 community volunteers joined employees from The Guardian for the annual Postmedia Raise-a-Reader Day on Prince Edward Island today.
Volunteers, who braved a steady rain, were out hawking newspapers with 100 per cent of the funds raised going to literacy projects across the Island.
Raise-a-Reader is part of a national initiative and is marked in a number of towns and cities across Canada.
However, all of the money raised on Prince Edward Island will stay in the province.
Raise-a-Reader Day has raised more than $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.
The money is now being counted. A total will be announced in The Guardian’s print, e-edition and online later this week.