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Mission

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society promotes literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area through awareness, collaborative partnerships, and education in order to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community.

Jam the GM

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jam_the_gm_2015Every January during Family Literacy Week, community members are encouraged to donate children’s books to the children’s book drive and “Jam the GM”.

Salmon Arm Honda, the original children’s book drive community partner, closed their dealership in Salmon Arm in 2012. Since then LASS has partnered with Salmon Arm GM to sponsor the Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive. Over 2000 books are donated through this initiative each year. All of the collected books are sorted and distributed to local children’s and family organizations who in turn send these quality children’s books home with children.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.