2018 Christmas Appeal

Over 22,000 reasons to celebrate this New Year!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our 2018 Christmas Appeal. This appeal raised a staggering $22,201 - more than any other campaign - ever! Thousands of kids around Australia will be able to access brand new books of choice thanks to the generosity of donors such as Janice who said: “Education through reading is the key to all our futures” and Simon who said “Being able to read opened up the world to me and it still does. It is the gift that keeps on giving.”  We could not agree more!

We are well on the way to helping more kids in 2019 than ever before. Our unique literacy support programs have already had an enormous impact on kids' lives - in the 2018 financial year alone we helped 28,423 amazing kids at 168 locations around Australia receive 41,642 brand new books. Thanks to the generosity of so many, 2019 looks set to be even better.

How your donation helped

These books change lives.

As the Librarian at Cherbourg State School, QLD told us in June "Putting books in children's hands is the single most important aspect of teaching reading...most of our students do not have books at home, and we are unable to provide home readers due to our limited assets...I know the students and families are very grateful to have a first class school library. I see some parents come in and just stare at the books. Some parents are illiterate themselves, having not had the chance to go to school. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts...

Thank you to everyone to contributed. What a wonderful start to 2019!