BLG Reads to Kids focuses on aboriginal literacy
TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) marked the 10th anniversary of the firm's BLG Reads to Kids program, with the launch of
a national aboriginal literacy project. During the last year, BLG
professionals and staff have volunteered their time and raised
approximately $10,000 to support children and youth literacy programs
at local friendship centres in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and
"Thanks to BLG professionals and staff from across the country, the BLG
Read to Kids program has reached the significant milestone of 10 years.
During this time staff members and professionals have volunteered
thousands of hours to read to children and instill a love of reading,"
says Jane Bachynski, chair of BLG Reads to Kids Committee. "We wanted
to focus our energy on one community for the 10th anniversary of BLG Reads to Kids, so we decided on Aboriginal literacy
and to channel our support to community-driven initiatives through
local friendship centres."
The funds raised by BLG were used to sustain existing programs, and to
purchase books and computers that support indigenous culture and
language. The Aboriginal Literacy Project benefitted from a variety of
professional and staff led fundraising initiatives from a BLG reading
bear fundraising drive to a sale of works by aboriginal artists.
About BLG Reads to Kids
Launched in September 2003, BLG Reads to Kids supports children's
literacy programs across the country. The firm-wide initiative has more
than 300 professionals and employees reading during the school year.
BLG staff and professionals read and volunteer at schools, located in
economically disadvantaged communities in the cities in which BLG is
located. Since inception, BLG Reads to Kids has donated more than
$550,000 and countless volunteer hours in classrooms across the
About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national
law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and
arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With
more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other
professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their
legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent
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