“Thanks for the book!”

The Gift of Reading program is a book drive for underprivileged children, to prevent reading and writing difficulties that can lead to dropping out of school or graduating with low literacy.

Here’s - External link. This link will open in a new window. what kids are saying about the program (video in French only).

In addition to financially supporting the program, the Desjardins Foundation is encouraging Desjardins employees to get involved in the 20th annual drive. During Co-op Week we collected around 1,300 books in locations throughout Quebec and Ontario. These books will be distributed to 750 schools, early childhood centres, daycare centres and community organizations that are participating in the program.

Find a drop-off point near you or organize your own book drive for underprivileged children. Learn more about The Gift of Reading - External link. This link will open in a new window..