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The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia

Books in Homes Fundraising Appeal


Books in Homes Australia is a charitable foundation that provides books of choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement. Our program aims to overcome the inequality of educational opportunities in communities where access to books for families is limited or non-existent and resources are often scarce. In doing so, our program contributes to helping overcome generational poverty by enhancing the chances of success in early education thereby opening up options, choices and potential in later life. Since 2001, Books in Homes has distributed nearly 2.5 million new books to children through schools and communities around Australia.

Books in Homes Australia was founded on the realisation that failure in adult life often stems from childhoods spent in homes without books. Children who cannot read, become adults who cannot communicate and this is unacceptable in a world that operates on the written word. Everything we do in life embraces the ability to read and write. Just imagine a life not being able to read street signs, or not being able to use email, or not being able to read medicines and food labels, or be employable!!!

How will the funds be used?

You can donate as little as $5 and upwards. Here are some examples of how your funds can be used:

  • 1 x Book Bag – $5
  • 1 x Book – $10
  • 1 x Primary School Child per term – $30
  • 1 x Preschool Child per term – $28
  • 1 x 0-3 aged Child and Family per term – $55
  • 1 x Primary School Child per year – $82
  • 1 x Preschool Child per year – $78
  • 1 x 0-3 aged Child and Family per year – $152
  • 1 x School per year (minimum 12 children) – from $984

80% of all funds raised will buy the following for each participating family and student per term.

  • 3 x new Books-of-Choice
  • 3 x Book Labels
  • 1 x Book Catalogue
  • 1 x sturdy waterproof Book Bag

The remaining 20% of funds raised are spent in the administration of the Program.

Fundraise for this cause

Contact Details

1767 Botany Road

(02) 9434 2488

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.