Kentenhko:wa/November 22, 2017

The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School is proud to announce that the school and library
has received a large and generous gift from our friends at Coles Book Store in
Cornwall, owned by Indigo/Chapters.

Indigo/Chapters holds a “Love of Reading” fundraiser in their stores for a local
school of the store’s choice, in order to raise funds for new books. Akwesasne was
pleased to hear the local Coles store had chosen A.M.S. as their school of choice, and
was even more thrilled to learn that this fundraiser was the most they’ve raised for
any school!

On Tuesday, A.M.S. Principal Denise Jackson attended the store with a few students
including a Student Council Representative Xander Jacobs. The school received a
donation of $3,185.79 from the donations collected! Customers donated to the
fundraiser and community members were also able to donate online.

There was an extra surprise as well, presented by store staff. One customer had
purchased a book bag to be donated to an A.M.S. student in need, and staff decided
to fill the bag with their own favourite books for the school library!

The books donated were:

  • Anne of Green Gables Collection by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
  • Hat Trick by Irene Punt
  • Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Skeleton Tree by Ian Lawrence
  • The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
  • Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  • Music is for Everybody by Jill Barber

“On behalf of A.M.S. we wish to thank Coles/Indigo and the communities of Cornwall
and Akwesasne for this honour and donation,” said Principal Jackson. “Not only will
our library grow but our students’ love of reading will too. Nia:wen kowa.”

Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School Principal Jackson and students accept the bookback and donation from the Coles Book Store representative Katelyn Runions.  Students left to right: Collin Roundpoint, Isyse Papineau, Student Council rep Xander Jacobs and James Papineau Jr.
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