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Lindsay School Combining A Love Of Reading With A Desire To Help Those In Need

KAWARTHA LAKES-Heritage Christian School in Lindsay is combining a love of reading with a desire to help those in need.

The school is hosting a “Read-a-thon” where students will set personal goals for reading and incentives will be provided as they reach their goals.

“Our hope is to foster a passion for reading in our students, while providing an opportunity to become more involved in our local community by seeking pledges to raise funds for a local charity.” Laurie Jolicoeur, PR and Donor Manager told Kawartha 411 News. 

All money raised will go to support A Place Called Home, the local homeless shelter in Lindsay. The shelter is currently undergoing an ambitious building project to construct a new shelter to create affordable supportive temporary housing for those who need it. A representative from the charity will visit the school to share with the students the ongoing challenges those who are homeless, and those who are at risk of becoming homeless have face, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Read-a-thon will kick off on March 19th and run until April 5th.

Many local businesses are participating by sponsoring this event through prize donations for the students. Some of these businesses include Kent Book Store, Kawartha Wholesale Bakery, the LEX, The Kawartha Lakes Public Library and more.

For more information go to https://www.myhcs.ca

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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