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RBC donates to Chilliwack Learning Society

RBC employees and members of the Ladybug program drop in to see Peter Kim at Ultra Wash. - Submitted
RBC employees and members of the Ladybug program drop in to see Peter Kim at Ultra Wash.
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RBC gave a boost to a literacy initiative of Chilliwack Learning Society (CLS) recently.

A team of five RBC employees chose the Ladybug “Read While You Wait” program to receive a $1,000 grant and volunteered their time on June 4 under RBC’s Day of Service program.

The Ladybug program places gently-used quality books for children of all ages in bins painted like ladybugs. Across Chilliwack, 29 businesses and services host a Ladybug bin in their waiting room. Children with their families enjoy them while they wait.

RBC employees Kathy Parker, Jody Edwards, Maggy Jobbagy, Alisha Beune and Marcie Cyr teamed up with CLS volunteers to visit and thank many of the hosts for supporting family literacy, giving their staff cookies decorated like ladybugs.

Children who are exposed to books and family reading do better in school and throughout life. Information for families about local resources and free parent-child programs accompany the bins. CLS volunteers re-stock the bins every six weeks with fresh titles.

• The CLS is always looking for enthusiastic people to help with the Ladybug program. Contact 604-392-2404 or debbied@chilliwacklearning.com www.chilliwacklearning.com.

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