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How the funds will make a difference

Your funds will help us send more books to more communities that need them.

Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language so children can start school feeling confident.

So far we have gifted more than 260,000 new books to over 250 remote Indigenous communities where books are scarce.

Working with more than 30 generous publishers, we gift books to schools, libraries, playgroups, women's centres, youth centres and other service organisations.

We have books available for babies through to adults, 40 per cent created by Indigenous authors and illustrators, with a new catalogue released each year.