The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 to promote literacy and lifelong learning throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions.
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) raises funds for community-based literacy programs and awareness about the importance of literacy with the CBAL Literacy Campaign.
The campaign kicks off in October with the Annual Reach a Reader event. Community leaders and volunteers hit the streets across the Columbia Basin and Boundary to distribute special editions of local papers by donation and to raise awareness of local literacy issues and services.
For the remainder of the program year CBAL collects donations online to support community-based literacy programs. Funds are used to provide quality supplies and learning materials for literacy programs for people of all ages in 77 communities in the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions of south-east BC!
To support community-based literacy programs in your community, click on your community's Reach a Reader group from the list on the right or you can give directly to the CBAL Literacy Campaign!