February is I Love to Read Month and we want to help you celebrate the month and give back to at the same time!
The Children’s Hospital Foundation has many ways that you can give back to the Children’s Hospital with the theme of reading.
Idea 1: How many books do you think you can read in a month? To celebrate I Love to Read month, Dr. Goodbear wants to challenge you to a read-a-thon! For every book you read, ask your friends or family to pledge $1 or more to help sick children at the Children’s Hospital. You can even challenge your friends to see who can read more books, or better yet, get your school involved! You can download our handy book tracking and pledge sheet here.
Idea 2: Collect second-hand books for the annual Children’s Hospital Book Market and deliver them to the City Of Winnipeg Fire Halls. The books are re-sold three times a year and the money raised supports many programs at the Children’s Hospital.
Idea 3: Create your own fundraising initiative and designate the funds raised to the Children’s Hospital Libraries.
Idea 4: Share the joy of your favorite book and donate a new copy of your favorite book to the Children’s Hospital for the patients here to enjoy, teen and young adult books are highly recommended!
Please contact our Community Events Manager at 204-787-4000 for more information.
The Children’s Hospital Book Market will be holding their first sale of the year February 5-7th, 2015 at St. Vital Centre.
The Children’s Hospital Book Market was established in 1961 and is the longest running fundraiser in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. In 2010, Book Market celebrated 50 years of supporting child health care in the province and brought in record sales!
The concept of Book Market is simple. Members of the community drop off used books at our various outlets and volunteers sort, mark, pack and price books in over 65 categories that are then sold at three annual sales.
Since its inception, the Book Market has raised about $7 million in support of child health care in Manitoba and received numerous awards including the Mayor’s Volunteer Service Award and a Teddy Award.
For more information about the Children’s Hospital Book Market please click here.
Ice Donkey – Winter Adventure is a 5km winter obstacle challenge and they are excited to partner with Children’s Hospital Foundation on their latest event.
While you are preparing for your newest adventure there is an opportunity to fundraise towards the Children’s Hospital Rooftop Play Structure Project. Ice Donkey takes place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015.
To find out how you can get involved please click here.