Canberra, the Nation’s Capital is often regarded as a wealthy city however there are many homeless and disadvantaged members living in the community. I have set up a not for profit organisation called ‘Books for All’ with the aim being for every homeless and disadvantaged person living in Canberra to have the opportunity to own or borrow a book for free.
Books provide a wide degree of services especially that of enjoyment, knowledge, escapism and discussion.
Why here in Canberra?
- There are more than 1,300 Canberrans who are considered homeless & more than 30,000 living beneath the poverty line.
- Canberra has the highest portion of young people (under the age of 25) who are homeless- over 800 people.
- Nearly 300 are under the age of 12 – that’s 22 per cent of all homeless in the ACT and nearly twice the national average of 12 per cent.
Where & when will ‘Books for All’ service occur?
Tuesday afternoons at the Griffin Centre, Genge St, Civic. (Days may increase if service is popular).
What can I do to help?
Donate any books you no longer want! They can be novels, kid’s books, magazines, comics & so forth. (Please keep any offensive or pornographic books to yourself though!)
Where can I donate books?
We are currently undergoing a changes in where our collection bins will be located so please hold onto your books and you will soon be notified!
Please join our Facebook group for more info and to keep updated:
With thanks, Tamara