November 29 2017 is Giving Tuesday, “a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others”. If you are thinking about how to participate, please consider making a donation of either funds or books to Books With Wings. The schools we work with are in …Read more..
Today, September 8, is International Literacy Day. People all over the world are celebrating the power of literacy and raising awareness of the negative impact that poor literacy skills can have on people’s lives and well-being. UNESCO has stated that literacy is a human right. It is essential to personal empowerment, future employment and opportunity, …Read more..
In 2013, the Winnipeg-based independent airline Perimeter Aviation offered Books With Wings a significant discount on shipping costs within Manitoba. Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to send even greater numbers of books to children on reserves in remote parts of this province. Perimeter continues to work with us today in 2015, and …Read more..
We at Books With Wings are so excited to have sent our 5000th brand-new book this morning! This is a huge milestone for us, and we could not be more grateful to the incredible people who have helped us along the way. A huge thank you, then, to all the schools and community members …Read more..
Ms. W., whose students feature in this post, very kindly took the time to write to us herself. Here is an excerpt from her letter: (Click on the image to enlarge it.) Transcription: Thanks so much from our class 3A for all the lovely books. …Read more..
The letters that you see in our gallery and in our news posts are responses to the ones we include with the books we send. We are always thrilled when the children write to us to tell us what they think of the stories they read, and we respond to each and every letter we …Read more..
Once again, we would like to thank First Book Canada for providing us with several hundred excellent new books for our schools. We are so grateful for your continued support. We would also like to thank Rakesh Tripathi and the children of TMS School in Toronto for holding a second book drive for Books With …Read more..
We were absolutely thrilled to receive this wonderful note from Mr. H., whose students wrote us the lovely letters you saw in this post and in our gallery. “[W]e received the books and [the children] were very excited to see that you had books specifically for them. … We checked out the letters that you …Read more..
Happy New Year to you all! We have had a very exciting start to 2013. We have just mailed our 3000th book, which is a terrific milestone for us. Thank you again to our sponsors and to everyone who has donated funds and books. We are so grateful for your continuing support. Some of these …Read more..
We have been so lucky to receive some terrific letters from the kids telling us about the books they read. Some of these are from individual children, while others are from entire classes whose teachers have made reading the books a group activity. This week, we were especially happy to receive a letter directly from …Read more..