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Books Have Always Opened A World of Magic For Me

Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”
– A. A. Milne

Adele Imrie reading to childrenAs a young child, my heart was drawn to the spark of curiosity and wonder that stories have to offer. I read everything I could get my little hands on –Anne of Green GablesThe Chronicles of NarniaNancy Drew, and others. But my favourite was always Winnie the Pooh.

I could not have imagined a childhood without the gift of reading. And because of this gift, I have always been an avid reader, and I am a devoted life-long learner.

This is why I believe in CODE – because I believe in the life-changing power of reading and education.

Reading is not just an escape to a fantastic realm of magic. It shows us a reflection of our world and of ourselves. It unlocks the potential in every child and empowers them to lift themselves into a brighter future.

As a CODE donor, I have had the opportunity to visit the schools that my gifts help sustain. I have seen the enthusiasm and excitement of the children as they are inspired by their teachers and schoolwork. And I recognize that same spark of curiosity in their eyes that I had as a child – reading is truly magical and the adventure that is education.

Adele Imrie with students outside a Maasai village school in northern Tanzania.

I believe each of those children I met will go on to make a difference, and be a positive force in their communities, families, and for themselves.

That gives me incredible hope. And it also makes me grateful – not only for every opportunity I had as a child but for this opportunity I have now to offer the same kind of experience to children everywhere.

I have seen and felt the difference my gifts to CODE have made. It’s why I keep giving – because I know every dollar I give is doing the good work that I deeply believe in.

And I know that together, we can continue to open minds and spark a love of reading – and lifelong learning – in children all over the world.

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