Live-in For Literacy is a student initiative across four Canadian university campuses.

Two students from each campus camp out in tents at their libraries to raise money to build educational facilities in underdeveloped countries to promote literacy.

Participating universities include:
  • Queen's University - Joseph S. Stauffer Library
  • Laurentian University at Sudbury - J.N. Desmarais Library
  • York University - Scott Library, Steacie Library, Bronfman Library
  • University of Ottawa - Morisset Library

Our plan of action is two-fold:
  1. To promote the importance of literacy and to share it worldwide
  2. Create challenging and meaningful volunteer opportunities for university students
This year's goal is to raise $20,000 towards a school project through Room to Read.

Since the first Live-in For Literacy event in 2005, we have raised over $170,000 and built 9 libraries in Nepal, 5 libraries in India, a computer lab in Cambodia, published 10,000 local language children's books in India, donated $15,000 towards supporting Girls Education, and $15,000 towards a local language publishing project in India.

You can help us change the world one book at a time!

Both individuals and corporations can support our cause of providing educational facilities to developing countries!

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