Indigenous Literacy Day – 5% of takings to be donated by Boomerang Books

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5 September 2012) is Indigenous Literacy Day and hundreds of schools, bookshops, libraries, universities and businesses will join Boomerang Books in helping raise funds and awareness for urgently needed books and literacy resources for remote communities.

You can help put a book into the hands of an indigenous child by doing one of the following things:

  • Buy a book from us on Wednesday 5 September 2012 and we’ll donate 5% of our takings (takings, not profits) to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, or
  • Make a donation directly to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation at www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

Last year the Indigenous Literacy Foundation raised $550,000 and hopes to achieve $600,000 in 2012. According to the ILF’s new 2013-2017 Program Strategy, all funds raised this year will go towards a new focus on early literacy and book supply.

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.