For the Love of Reading

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Beginning Friday June 19th, each week, members of the Southdale Education Fund volunteer team will be posting an audio recording of one chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Listening is free, but donations are accepted and much appreciated. All proceeds will go towards the Southdale Education Fund. The Southdale Education Fund works to distribute, at minimum, a $1000 bursary to a deserving student from a single-parent family, facing financial challenges. The bursary is intended to support students in whatever way that they need – whether it be tuition, textbooks, food, or bills.

To produce a weekly serial audiobook of The Great Gatsby was a deliberate choice on our end. It is a beloved novel that most read in high school. We wanted to create a fundraiser that would not only raise money, but benefit current students and members of our community. Not all of us are visual learners or find comfort in sitting and reading literature; some of us may be auditory or kinaesthetic learners. With our audiobook, you can listen at your discretion; you can put your headphones in and go for a walk and hopefully, you can find some comfort, especially during such trying times.

We hope you are all healthy and that you are all safe. Happy listening!

To donate please visit our Donation Page. To learn more about the Southdale Education Fund, check out our About Us page.


Posted by: Luke Lee Young, Fundraising Committee

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