We love hearing stories about the younger generation who are making a difference and promoting reading in their local communities!
We recently met with Indigo, aged 12, who came to our Melbourne office with her mum and brother and presented us with over 600 children’s books she had collected through a book stall in her front yard.
The book stall was held on Sunday 15th February with lots of preparation put into the day. Indigo presented at her school assembly to get parent and student support, ran a letterbox drop within her local neighbourhood, and spent time sorting and pricing books with her brother.
The book stall was very successful! Members of the school community, local community, friends and family were a huge help, and in the end Indigo raised over $1000 for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation, as well as the books that were donated!
Indigo said she chose our foundation as she feels very strongly about Aboriginal illiteracy. “I love reading and I think that everyone should have access to books so they too can learn to love to read”.
The foundation would like to say a huge thank you to Indigo, and everyone that helped to support the fundraiser!
If you are interested in fundraising for us, you can find out more information by clicking here.