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Local Vancouver Kids Website Taking Literacy Offline in Community

Dec 19, 2010

(Vancouver, BC) Family run, safe kids website, “Kidzworld” is taking its core values offline and back into the community with a number of initiatives this holiday season including one aimed at increasing literacy amongst children who are struggling with reading in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The ONE to ONE Literacy program has operated for over 20 years with over 325 volunteer tutors who spend 30 minutes, 2-5 times a week with children who need an extra boost with their reading and writing in a safe, comfortable environment. These values lined up with Kidzworld, the world’s largest and only fully human-monitored, safe website for kids.

This year, Kidzworld donated over 300 brand new books to the program as an ongoing commitment to helping make sure that kids of all ages and walks of life are equipped with the tools to succeed in life, comfortably and safely.

Commenting on the donation, James Achilles, Vice-President said, “We are in a unique situation as a business that is operated for and by kids. We get a huge variety of toys, books, video games and more every year that we are lucky enough to give back. Working with such amazing organizations as ONE TO ONE lets us take the items we’re given each year and give them back to families and children.

Pamela Dawson, Executive Director of ONE TO ONE emphasized the importance of local businesses getting on board and supporting initiatives targeting literacy for children in our community. “Generous donations such as these help maintain and expand the programs offered by ONE TO ONE to improve children’s basic reading skills. In our age of rapidly changing technology, it is more important than ever to have those literacy skills to navigate through life.”

For more information on ONE TO ONE Literacy or how to get involved please visit their website at www.one-to-one.ca/. For more information on Kidzworld please visit www.kidzworld.com.

Media Contact: Kim Bowie
604 790 2301
kimberley.bowie@gmail.com

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