This July, a group of lawyers from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) will be climbing 19,433 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in an effort to raise more than $100,000 for the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE).

Lawyers Christopher Bredt, William Carter, Shelley Munro, Michael Smith and Sean Weir (also the Firm's national managing partner) are doing the climb to support CODE's Summit of Literacy, a program that delivers much needed funding to children's literacy initiatives in Tanzania. The funding will help support libraries, teacher training, and writing and publishing children's books. To date, CODE has helped distribute more than one million books to individuals and schools across Tanzania.

“Mostly people come on the climb because it's kind of an adventure…but once I introduce them to CODE they get engaged and they become interested in the fundraising aspect of it,” says Chris Bredt, a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group in the Toronto office of BLG.

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