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GuelphToday’s Books For Kids campaign collects 1,000 books for Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program

Thank you for helping us share the gift of reading this holiday season

GuelphToday is once again sharing the gift of reading this holiday season. 

Each year, GuelphToday collects book donations in support of the Salvation Army at a Guelph Storm home game with its Books For Kids campaign.

The campaign, which GuelphToday has spearheaded for the last six years, calls on the Guelph community to donate new, unwrapped books that are suitable for children.

The books are then distributed through the Salvation Army’s Christmas hamper program, which supports families in need.

The program helps to ensure that all children have access to opportunities to develop their literacy skills and unlock the full potential of their imagination.

Over the weekend, Guelph Storm fans attending the Storm vs. Owen Sound Attack game at the Sleeman Centre showed their support for the cause. We are thrilled to announce we collected 300 books from the fans who attended the game.

These 300 books are in addition to the 700 donated to the program by Guelph’s ‘Book Angel,’ bringing this year’s total to $1,000!

The anonymous donor buys $6,000 worth of books at The Bookshelf, which are then distributed through the hamper program. The Bookshelf discounts the purchase so that even more books can be donated, extending the reach of this important community initiative.

Books For Kids helps to supply local children and families in need with hundreds of books each year. 

At GuelphToday, we strive to strengthen the communities that we serve. Programs like this and support from our community members and partners help us to do just that.

From all of us at GuelphToday, we would like to say thank you to the community for making this program so successful year after year


Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

About the Author: Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

Riley is a Communications Specialist and member of the Village Media Cares Team, whose mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting and positive change in the communities we serve.
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