The Gift of Reading results
The 19th edition of The Gift of Reading bore witness to some great generosity: 66,542 underprivileged children received the gift of a book in May 2018. Thanks to everyone who gave books or money at participating bookstores, libraries and book fairs, and through numerous collection activities.
Since 1999, The Gift of Reading has reached more than 500,000 children aged 0–12 and their parents.
Extraordinary growth in books distributed
The 1999-2000 edition of the program was held solely in the Greater Montreal area. Subsequent editions have taken place throughout Quebec.
In 2017, 563 establishments across Quebec answered the Foundation’s invitation and took part in the distribution of brand new books. The Foundation wishes to thank them, as their collaboration is crucial for the program to run smoothly.
- 214 schools, including 11 English schools
- 149 childcare centres
- 155 family resource centres
- 45 other organizations working in underprivileged neighborhoods