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Think+DO Tank Foundation Ltd

Lost in Books


LOST IN BOOKS is the brainchild of Jane Stratton and the Think+DO Tank Foundation, an arts and social impact charity that creates public art and community projects in South Western and Western Sydney, home to a rich community of refugees and newly arrived families with diverse cultures and language backgrounds.

LOST IN BOOKS is a social enterprise. We are run by the community for the community, which means that any profits get reinvested back into the project. We offer creative programs around books, literacy, multilingual conversation, music, language acquisition and wellbeing for children, young people and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on grants, donations and volunteers to support our work.



In response to the rapidly evolving challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, LOST IN BOOKS has had to temporarily close our bookshop and cease our face to face outreach programs from March 2020 to keep our staff and the public safe. 

We need your support now more than ever to help us survive the COVID-19 crisis and let us continue our work with the communities and people we serve.

Your donation will support us in bringing much needed cheer to children and young people through multilingual arts, music and literature. Your donation will also help us provide support to newly arrived refugees and migrant families in local communities and across Australia during these challenging times.

If you have the means to do so, this is your opportunity to contribute to our cause and help ensure a bright future for Lost In Books.

Your donation will allow us to stay connected with our community and continue delivering our books, creative workshops and outreach programs ONLINE through our digital channels.

  • $25 lets a newly arrived child or family choose a book from our beautiful bilingual collection to help them learn English while nurturing the languages they speak at home.
  • $30 funds a place for a child in a homework club, baby music time or conversation group to help them connect with the community and adjust to their new way of life.
  • $50 gives a young person the opportunity to make art and gain skills in one of our artist-led workshops to enable them to develop employable skills.
  • $200 pays for an open mic night providing local musicians and artists a safe place to gather and celebrate lingustic and cultural diversity.
  • $1000 allows us to run our online bookshop for another week; develop, produce and deliver our creative programs digitally through our online channels.


Together, and with your support, we can get through this. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It warms our hearts.

If you want to learn more about how to get involved and be part of our story, visit us at


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Contact Details

2/40 Harris Street


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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.