(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Montreal, QC – September 29, 2010 – Vigilant Futures, a Montreal-based research and development firm and leader in the design and implementation of high-performance systems and innovative software solutions for the world of electronic finance, today announced it became a corporate sponsor of Postmedia Raise-A-Reader, its national fundraising initiative to improve nationwide literacy skills.
“Education starts with perfecting the basics like reading and we sometimes forget that poor literacy skills are still common in developed countries like Canada. Making reading and learning fun at a young age we hope will help to address this problem in our community” said Josh Felker, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Vigilant Futures.
The campaign raises funds and awareness for children and family literacy, with 100 per cent of the funds raised going to family literacy organizations in Montreal and Quebec. In addition to its corporate sponsorship, employees of Vigilant Futures held an internal silent auction throughout the month of August, with proceeds going towards this year’s Raise-A-Reader Day.
“Literacy is the key to unlocking one’s potential. The access to information, the means to communicate, the opportunity to be entertained are all benefits we as readers can experience and enjoy. In fact, these advantages are so inherent we might not realize that others aren’t sharing the same freedom. Some forty per cent of Canadians have lower level literacy and we are so pleased to have the support of Vigilant Futures to help us improve that statistic here in our community through their new support of Raise-a-Reader. Having Vigilant Futures partnering with The Gazette’s Raise-a-Reader program is a good news story for literacy in Montreal,” said Gisèle Bernier-White, Marketing Manager atThe Gazette.
Today is Raise-a-Reader Day across Canada. Volunteers in Montreal will exchange a special Raise-a-Reader edition of The Gazette for donations to literacy.
About Vigilant Futures
Vigilant Futures is a Montreal-based research and development firm, a leader in the design and implementation of high-performance systems and innovative software solutions applied to the world of finance. The Company fosters active engagement with the community, believing community involvement enriches the experience of working and living in Montreal and offers a collaborative and rewarding work environment. For more information, please visit www.vigilantfutures.com.
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