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Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation

Give the Gift of Reading


Children who begin school with fewer reading and literacy skills will start behind and stay behind. Poor literacy has a life-long impact leading to poorer education, health and employment outcomes. Literacy and a life-long love of reading starts at home.

Not all homes have books. The Library is giving a special gift of books this Christmas to children from families in our community who are experiencing disadvantage. Help us ensure no child is left behind. You can support Give the Gift of Reading this Christmas by donating to our appeal.

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, in partnership with Enhanced Maternal and Child Health services and Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) aim to gift books and early literacy tools this Christmas to children who have been identified at risk in the Cities of Whitehorse and Manningham. 

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries will cover the cost of marketing the fundraising appeal for this program. Donors can be assured that 100% of donated funds will be used to purchase and distribute books and learning resources to families in crisis or experiencing disadvantage. Staffing and marketing costs will be covered by the library, not from funds that have been donated by community members.

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Donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

“My clients are so thrilled and it gives me the opportunity to model reading with the families when I give them the books.” (Maternal Child Health Nurse, 2018)

“I dropped a pack to a Mum who has 2 sons with developmental delay and she sobbed and gave me the biggest hug. I'll pass that hug on to you and the wonderful initiative :)” (Maternal Child Health Nurse, 2018)

“Fantastic, books are just too expensive” (Book Pack Recipient, 2018)

“ ….loves the puppet when I read the book, it keeps him interested, sometimes he laughs” (Book Pack Recipient, 2018)


Help Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation to reach their goal of $4,000

$2,037 raised

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Contact Details

1040 Whitehorse Road

(03) 9896 4333

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.