Zellstoff Celgar’s managing directors Kevin Anderson and Cherie Hanvold along with the other members of Celgar’s donations committee present a cheque to Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Community Coordinator

Zellstoff Celgar’s managing directors Kevin Anderson and Cherie Hanvold along with the other members of Celgar’s donations committee present a cheque to Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Community Coordinator

Donation supports literacy

Zellstoff Celgar has made a donation of $7,000 to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).

  • Nov. 19, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Zellstoff Celgar has made a donation of  $7,000 to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).

The funds will be used to support CBAL’s Parents as Literacy Supporters program in all six kindergarten classes in Castlegar and Robson. Celgar also donated two iPads to be used in CBAL’s Adult Basic Computer classes and the Community Learning Place drop-in.

Literacy is important to all British Columbians! It impacts every aspect of our lives: healthcare, crime rates, employment and economic status. Despite its essential role in life, at least 40 per cent of B.C. adults have difficulty reading a newspaper, filling out a work application, reading a map, or understanding a lease — and this percentage is increasing.

CBAL is the Columbia Basin and Boundary region’s not-for-profit literacy organization formed in 2001. CBAL promotes literacy and lifelong learning throughout 77 communities across the region.

For more, visit cbal.org.