Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, we focus our attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and encourage the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities. Whether you are a school, bookseller, publisher, library, business, organisation or individual, here are some ways you can participate on this day:
For the month of September, sign up to our new Indigenous Literacy Day fundraising campaign and fill your virtual shelf with books for children in remote communities!
We are excited to bring you something new, something a little different, something we think you’ll enjoy sharing with your friends and family, and something that gives you the opportunity of ensuring kids in remote communities have access to quality, new books.
Launching on Indigenous Literacy Day (Wednesday 4 September) our new Fill a Bookshelf fundraising campaign aims to raise $300,000 to help us gift 30,000 new books to schools and service organisations in remote communities where books are scarce.
How does it work? The idea is simple...
1. Sign up online to create a fundraising page and receive an empty virtual bookshelf
2. Ask friends and family to donate a virtual book to your page (in the form of a donation)
3. Fill your virtual bookshelf!
4. Change the lives of Indigenous children
Your donations will help us buy new, carefully selected books for children who have none. To put it quite simply - without your support, in a very real sense - bookshelves in remote Indigenous communities are empty.
We believe all children in Australia deserve the same opportunities – in education, employment, health and well being. All evidence tells us that literacy is the pathway to CHOICE for these opportunities, and BOOKS are the building blocks for literacy. If you believe this too, sign up today!
Thank you for your support and for celebrating Indigenous literacy with us this September!