Kya Publishing Book Drive to Donate Children's Books to Pediatric Hospitals Through the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ)

TORONTO, ONT (February 2013) – Canadian publishing company, Kya Publishing, is extending their book donation program, Kya Keys, to share the benefits of reading with boys and girls in Jamaica. The book drive will take place from Friday, March 1st through Saturday, March 30, 2013; donations will be accepted in the Toronto area and the books will be delivered to Jamaica in the spring.

Through the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), the Kya Keys book drive will provide new and gently-used reading materials to patients in the island’s pediatric hospitals.

For drop-off or pick-up in the Peel Region/West Toronto, please call, text, or email Donna Sisneth at 416-262-2832 or For Central/East Toronto, please email Sonia Bhatia at

In the Durham Region, books can be dropped off through the Canadian Caribbean Cultural Association of Durham via the Kumon Learning Centre in the Whitby Mall (1615 Dundas Street East, #18) at 905-683-0980, or at The Family Worship Centre, Children's Christian Education Ministry in Pickering (1527 Bayly Street) at 905-839-4953.

“Many of us have children’s books that are no longer age-appropriate, or piled away in storage, that may never be opened again. Books are a treasure, and we want to ensure that no book goes unread,” said Kya Publishing founder and author Stacey Marie Robinson. “Through the Kya Keys Book Donation Program and the guidance of the BIAJ, Kya Publishing will find your books a new home in Jamaica, give the gift of reading to a young mind, and bring joy to their spirits during their hospital stay. Donations of new
 children’s books are also appreciated.”

The Kya Keys Book Donation Program was created to share the benefits of literacy through various rehabilitation, academic, and youth institutions on behalf of individual or organizational donors.

“It is important to be able to share knowledge and inspirational stories whenever possible. Through Kya Keys, Kya Publishing would like to assist in providing the access, potential solutions, and systems for solving issues through reading, by contributing these literary keys to our young Jamaican brothers and sisters.”

Please visit the Kya Keys Book Donation Program at for more information or to make arrangements for your donation—you may also contact (647) 342-3040 or

About the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ)
Founded in 1989, the mission of the BIAJ is to be the nation’s premiere organization committed to promoting literacy and the reading habit as tools for national development, economic growth, and educational excellence. In doing so, it affirms its support for Jamaica’s stated commitment to protecting the intellectual property rights of its citizens and preserving its culture heritage. Visit the BIAJ at for more information about their programming.


  1. Books were also collected at the entrance of the "I Am Reggae" event on Friday, March 1st at Empire Lounge (50 Cumberland Drive, Yorkville), on behalf of Major Promo. Attendees received $5 off admission with a book donation.


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