News Release

REF NO.: 205

SUBJECT: PSA: Memorial students sleepover at school to raise money and awareness for literacy

DATE: January 21, 2010

Two Memorial students will forego the comforts of home to raise money for literacy this week by pitching a tent in the Queen Elizabeth II library on the St. John’s campus.

The women will confine themselves to a three-person tent for the entire seven days beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

A part of a student initiative spanning eight Canadian universities called Live-in for Literacy, the hope is to raise a total of $20,000 to build a school library in India, as well as publish 10,000 copies of a local language children’s book.

Last year, Memorial’s portion of the funds raised was the highest across the country.

For more information, check out Live-in for Literacy online at www.liveinforliteracy.com, drop by the Queen Elizabeth II library or call 737-3111 to make a donation.

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