The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation announced that it’s giving $733,000 to high-needs elementary schools across the country as part of its Adopt-a-School program.

There are 182 schools receiving the money for the new books and one of those is Cedar Elementary School in Campbell River.

The program helps high-needs elementary schools across Canada.

The schools are adopted by an Indigo, Chapters or Coles store and receive 100 percent of the funds raised on their behalf at that store.

Those funds are then used to update their libraries with new books and educational resources that are in desperate need.

Cedar Elementary School was adopted back in September as part of the program. It was connected to the Coles bookstore in Driftwood Mall in Courtenay.

Each school within the program also selected 50 books that they wanted to add to their school library and added them to a unique book gift registry. When community supporters purchased those books, Indigo matched the donation with a second copy of each book.