By Brian Schultz
Since Portage Place Shopping Centre put out the call for new and used book donations in January, about 425 have been dropped off so far.
“We’ve set a goal of collecting 1000. Getting even more would show that Winnipeggers live up to our reputation as giving, caring people,” said Brittany Leschasin, Marketing Coordinator.
The mall has been working together with LiteracyWORKS to help put a dent in illiteracy in Winnipeg. 48% of Canadian adults have low literacy skills — 44% in Winnipeg.
Each donation yields a free movie pass for four to a screening of the classic family film “The NeverEnding Story.”
Donations are being accepted until February 19 and a book sale will take place in Edmonton Court from February 22 to 26.