Vigilant Futures becomes a corporate sponsor of Raise-A-Reader

by Adelaide Z  |  September 29, 2010

We’ve always been involved with our community in one way or another, but last year, we decided to focus our efforts on promoting youth education in and around the Montreal community. Since then, we’ve partnered with local charities, like Youth in Motion, and schools that promote higher education too. But higher learning is pretty difficult when you don’t have the basics – like reading – mastered.

 For a few weeks in the month of August, Vigilant Futures’ employees bid on items on an internal silent auction with proceeds going to the Montreal Raise-A-Reader 2010 Campaign. My very generous colleagues raised $4, 467.10 and every cent will make its way to those who need it.

Our company founders – a.k.a. the guys – have also decided Vigilant Futures should become a corporate sponsor of the Postmedia Raise-A-Reader campaign. We now cover the entire education cycle: from primary school with raise-A-reader, to high school with Youth Fusion and post-secondary education with our scholarships at local universities. According to a recent study, our timing to support a campaign benefitting organizations promoting literacy couldn’t be better.

A few weeks, the Globe & Mail featured a story on a new study from the Canadian Council on Learning. The study found the number of Canadians with low literacy skills will rise 25 per cent by 2031. That is a startling number and Canada’s four largest cities won’t do much better.

To read our press release on CSRWire: Vigilant Futures Becomes Corporate Sponsor of Raise-A-Reader

You can read the Globe & Mail article here.

For more information on the report from the Canadian Council on Learning, follow the link:

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