Next Thursday we’re going to ask you to pay for the Kootenay Advertiser. What? Pay for a free paper? Yup.
Next week Black Press is partnering with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy in the first annual Reach a Reader day. Teaming up with a pack of local leaders, celebrities and caring folks, the Kootenay Advertiser crew will spend the day playing newsie. For this one day only, we are asking you to provide a donation in exchange for your newspaper.
The journey of reading has many destinations, but one never truly arrives at the final stop. It whisks us away to new worlds, brings the world to our computer monitors and enables us to open up new worlds for our children. Sometimes it’s solitary and sometimes it’s shared. Never should it be taken for granted.
The catch phrase for this year’s Reach a Reader event is: “Buying today helps reading tomorrow.” In other words, emptying out your pocket change or diving into your wallet can help ensure the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy continues its great work.
Whether it is hatching the love of reading for babies who have yet to read their first word, fostering a passion for the written word to the kids just starting their journey or working with adults who have sadly missed the opportunity, the alliance has the bases covered. We just want to ensure they have the financial resources to stay in the game. So next Thursday buck up for your free newspaper.