... in number of participants, so too has our contribution to the community increased dramatically. By 2005 our event had become more established and we were able to make a charitable contribution of $1,500 that year. The past five years have seen tremendous growth in our event, and in our ability to have an impact in our communities. In 2006, the AstraZeneca Legs for Literacy event raised $15,000 for Districts 1 and 2 for Literacy projects, and in 2007 we doubled that to $30,000. In 2011, we increased the total money raised to $53,500. Click here to see a yearly breakdown of who has benefited from our event.
February 20, 2013 - Moncton Running Room - The Legs for Literacy committee was pleased to present a check for $55,000.00 to Moncton area literacy projects. On hand for the presentation –Bonnie Fenton (L4L), Greg Ingersoll (Anglophone East School District), Jeanne McNeil (L4L), Aubrey Kirkpatrick (L4L), Luc Lajoie (Francophone Sud School District), Kim Buck (Running Room), Claudette Godin (Lire et faire lire), Kraig Colpitts (L4L), Rhonda Rubin, (Learning Disabilities Assoc. of NB), Peter Sawyer (Moncton Regional Learning Council), Marie Wilson(L4L), Lyn Young (L4L), Janette Tummon (L4L). Legs for Literacy Committee members missing from photo: Nicole Barrieau, Carole Murphy, Carole Chan, Denis Bourgeois. The committee would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for their support. We look forward to seeing you again on October 27, 2013.
In 2008 we undertook a review of our charitable activities and purpose, and among our guiding principles are the following important elements
- Our giving approach will emphasize an equal emphasis on literacy programs in French and English
- Our primary focus on literacy and youth will remain through a continuing commitment to the school boards of Districts 1 and 2, however we will also begin to expand our charitable donations to include adult literacy programs through the Moncton Literacy Coalition, or other initiatives.
We look forward to building a charitable giving program that will have a meaningful and lasting impact in our communities.