The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the support of:
Fundraising Ideas for Schools
- Participate in Read 5, Give 5
- Invite a local author or Indigenous spokesperson to discuss the importance of literacy
- Have a 'dress as your favourite character' day for a gold coin donation
- Run a literary-themed cake stall
- Spend a period brainstorming all the activities in a 24-hour period that involve reading. Make a graffiti wall with the suggestions of the school community, then sponsor each activity with a gold coin donation
- Run a read-a-thon with different literacy activities. These could include Reading for Meaning (following written directions on a treasure hunt, to make a model, prepare a meal or otherwise), Performance Reading (turning stories into scripts), relay writing (each person writes a paragraph of the story and passes it on).
- Devote a morning or afternoon to 'reading in' in reading aloud or silent reading
- Place the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in your school newsletter.
- Invite local businesses to match money raised by schools.
Individuals, teachers, librarians and students can support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by reading five books, and donating five dollars. It's easy!
Supported by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA), this is a great way to help raise funds to buy books in remote communities and encourage reading.
You can register your school as a Read 5 Give 5 fundraising schools. Contact us with any questions, stories or ideas.