Book swap to fundraise for indigenous literacy

Connor Holleman (3), Lucca Jotta (3) and Layla Wright (3) Goodstart Early Learning has recently signed up to support The Great Book Swap which helps to buy Books for Indigenous Communities across Australia. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d494235 communitypix.com.au
Connor Holleman (3), Lucca Jotta (3) and Layla Wright (3) Goodstart Early Learning has recently signed up to support The Great Book Swap which helps to buy Books for Indigenous Communities across Australia. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d494235 communitypix.com.au

BIG books, little books, thick ones, thin ones and those with or without pictures, Good Start Early Learning Cockburn Central wants them all as part of a fundraiser for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The childcare centre will be taking part in The Great Book Swap, acting as a collection point for unwanted books between now and September 4 when they will hold a community stall for locals to swap one for a gold coin donation.

Money raised during the event will be used to buy books for children living in Indigenous communities.

Goodstart Early Learning Cockburn Central’s Regina van Heythuysen said if everyone in their local community could donate just one book each it would make a world of difference to children with very few things to read.

“The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally and raise much needed funds for remote communities,” she said.

“This year the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s goal is to raise $350,000 and to gift 35,000 new and carefully chosen books to children who need them the most.

“Goodstart Cockburn Central is hoping to collect 200 books in total, collecting all books from novels and children’s books to cookbooks in good condition.

“We would love all our families and the wider community to get involved by donating any unwanted books and attending our Book Swap stall.”

Visit here for more information on the September 4 event.