Invest in a child’s future

Your generosity makes our work possible. We rely on financial contributions to support our programs, initiatives and events in schools and in the community. Every gift you give Calgary Reads is transformed into the gift of reading for Alberta children.

Most of our funding comes from corporate and private donations, grants and our annual CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. But every contribution counts: $10 buys a book. $3,000 sponsors a Reading Rally.



The permanent annual increase in Canada’s Gross Domestic Product that would be achieved if we could reduce the number of Canadians with low literacy by just 1%.

Statistics Canada, University of Ottawa, TD Bank, 2004

Helping a child learn to read is a responsibility we all share. Let’s do it together.

“This organization is uniquely positioned to not only offer programs and directly impact children but to also build awareness and create a movement around early literacy.”

Calgary Reads 2017 Brand Report
Stormy Lake Consulting

Donate Your Car

Donate a Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Calgary Reads. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Calgary Reads through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Calgary Reads to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use.