Dymocks Children’s Charities launches Christmas Appeal with support from the world’s bestselling author
This year’s Christmas Appeal is supported by a unique gift from the planet’s most popular author, James Patterson.
Donate $20 or more to support kids in need this Christmas and you could win the chance to name a character in the upcoming James Patterson novel Never Never
, to be published August 2016.
With literacy rates in Australia declining, it’s more important than ever to support the important work of Dymocks Children’s Charities (DCC). Funds raised through the Appeal will help to increase children’s literacy in priority areas through a range of programs - Book Bank, Library Regeneration and Duck Libraries.
Getting involved is easy! Simply visit www.dccxmasappeal.org.au
and select the value of your donation. For every $20 donated you will automatically be entered into the James Patterson Never Never
‘name a character’ draw.
$20 will provide a Duck Library book for an early learning centre, $100 will give one book per term for two primary school children for a year; $950 will provide a complete Duck Library filled with books for an early learning centre.
The Dymocks Children’s Charities Christmas Appeal runs until 24 December 2015. Your support will give a disadvantaged child the gift of reading this Christmas. Every donation big or small goes a long way to help change kids’ lives – one book at a time!
Author James Patterson believes that there are far too many children at risk of living their lives without books. He is well known internationally as an ardent advocate for children’s literacy. Along with DCC he promotes a shared love of reading to help children achieve better life outcomes.
“Here’s a simple but powerful truth, the more kids read, the better readers they become,” James Patterson said. At a recent Dymocks Literary event James spoke passionately about sharing books with kids as a ‘gift of love.’ View the video here.
Dymocks Children’s Charities (DCC) is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation which tackles Australia’s low and declining literacy rates. Its aim is to encourage students to cultivate a love for books and read every day “just because they want to”.
To donate to the DCC Christmas Appeal and give the gift of reading visit www.dccxmasappeal.org.au