Adopt-a-Reader 2020 Gift Guide

|Your donation will enable the Mothers Matter Centre to deliver the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign in 2020, meeting the literacy needs of over 1,500 families across Canada.

The Adopt-a-Reader Campaign, kicked off with Family Day each year, provides an opportunity for HIPPY families to “adopt” non-HIPPY families in their community for a three-week campaign that promotes parent-child bonding and quality family time through reading. Adopt-a-Reader builds the leadership skills of HIPPY mothers by offering opportunities for them to share their knowledge with the non-HIPPY parents as they guide them through the reading activities of the campaign.

The mother-to-mother community-centred approach allows the campaign to reach even the most isolated families. Each participating HIPPY family and “adopted” non-HIPPY family is generously provided four children’s books. During the campaign, which is held each spring, families are encouraged to spend approximately 10-15 minutes a day reading with their pre-school aged children. The goal of the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign is to encourage at least 1,000 families (500 HIPPY families and 500 non-HIPPY families) to read a total of 150,000 minutes over 15 days.

The culmination of their efforts are recognized at a Celebration of Reading event, hosted by each participating site. At this celebration, the participating HIPPY families, “adopted” non-HIPPY families, and the HIPPY site staff who made this campaign possible come together to commemorate their hard work and encourage reading among families and young children. It is also a great opportunity for the “adopted” non-HIPPY families to be introduced and recruited to the HIPPY program.

It is a wonderful opportunity to spread the gift of reading, and support less fortunate families with some materials and empower the HIPPY families.

– Reem Abdulkader, Winnipeg

The looks on the faces of the children when they got to pick a book, how beautiful the books were and of course our celebration were all highlights [of the 2019 Adopt-a-Reader Campaign].

– Meade Manson, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Ways to Give

Adopt-a-Reader HIPPY Family

Sponsor One Family

Support one HIPPY family’s participation in the Adopt-a-Reader campaign. Your donation will provide a family with the books and encouragement needed to make reading a daily activity.

Sponsor Two Families

Empower one HIPPY family AND their “adopted” family’s participation in the Adopt-a-Reader campaign. Your donation will provide both families with books and the gift of reading.

Give 20 Books

Donate 20 children’s books to the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign. All books will be gifted to HIPPY and non-HIPPY families to keep and read with their children during the Campaign and after it concludes.

Build Community

Enable a HIPPY site to host a Celebration of Reading event for the families who participated in the Adopt-a-Reader campaign, building a community while celebrating reading.

Give 200 Books

Donate 200 children’s books to the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign. All books will be gifted to HIPPY and non-HIPPY families to keep and read with their children during the Campaign and after it concludes.

Support a Site

Enable all HIPPY families and “adopted” non-HIPPY families at a HIPPY site to participate in the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign, giving the gift of reading to approximately 100 families.

Bring Families Together

Enable all participating HIPPY sites to host a Celebration of Reading event for the families who took part in the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign, bringing families together while celebrating their reading accomplishments.

Give What You Can

A donation of any amount is appreciated as it allows us to continue to offer the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign for 2020 and bring the gift of reading to disadvantaged families across Canada.

Thank you for giving the gift of reading.