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Our volunteers give the gift of time

Some 13 million Canadians volunteer their time and talent to more than 170,000 charities and non-profits, according to research by Rideau Hall Foundation and Imagine Canada. Calgary Reads could not achieve its mission without the support of our incredible volunteers. We have over 2,500 volunteers feeding minds by giving out books at the Food Bank, helping make the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale a success every year, welcoming families at the Children’s Reading Place and reading weekly to children in schools or at Reading Rallies like this one sponsored by Cenovus and supported by their staff volunteers.

"Helping to strengthen literacy in our communities is a key focus for Cenovus and our staff. Our employees not only donate to the causes that matter to them, like Calgary Reads, they also generously give their time. We love doing our part to spread the joy of reading to the next generation."

Leanne Courchesne, Community Investment Group Lead, Cenovus Energy

The gift of your time is changing lives and helping developing readers become confident, joyful readers. To all of our volunteers, for all of their time and dedication to our reading revolution, we say thank you!

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