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MEDIA RELEASE: Mainfreight Extends its Sponsorship and Launches Student Excellence Award and Best Book Giving Assembly Competition

May 6, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 May 2019 Mainfreight has extended its support of the Books in Homes Program from seven to nine primary schools across Australia and has launched two new initiatives—the Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude and the Best Book Giving Assembly Competition. During 2019 alone, Mainfreight will deliver […]

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Fresh Fruit Goes a Long Way!

Apr 30, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

The relationship between Noble Park Primary School and Mainfreight started with sponsoring the Books in Homes Program, which supplies books-of-choice to the students three times a year, but has now extended to health and wellbeing. Noble Park Primary School in Victoria identified a real need for their students to have […]

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Murputja Anangu Adventure!

Apr 18, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

Danny Lee, Books in Homes Trustee and Sponsor, recently flew and drove across Australia to visit Murputja Anangu Community School in South Australia (SA) to attend a Book Giving Assembly. Here is a report from his recent trip: If you are trying to find a remote school participating in the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Books in Homes Australia to partner with the GIANTS to share the importance of reading and literacy

Feb 15, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 February 2019 Books in Homes Australia is delighted to announce its new partnership with Australian Football League (AFL) club—the Greater Western Sydney Giants (GIANTS). The GIANTS work with community partners and charities as part of their social responsibility initiatives within Western Sydney, the ACT, Southern NSW and […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 60, 000 Books to Regional Homes Thanks to Books in Homes and BHP

Feb 1, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 February 2019 The BHP and Books in Homes Australia partnership has been expanded to deliver almost 60,000 books to 1,870 Australian children across Australia over the next three years. The important literacy partnership will see primary school children, pre-schoolers and children aged 0 to 3, receive […]

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Teenage Authors Donate Profits from Anthology to Books in Homes

Jan 30, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

In December 2018, 12 girls from Ballajura Community College in Western Australia (WA) launched an anthology of short stories, poems and letters. and donated the profit of $1000 to Books in Homes Australia. The anthology, titled Generation Girls, was the culmination of a reading and creative writing mentoring program run […]

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The Ausenco Foundation Funds Books in Homes Program for Children in Need of Intensive English Language Development

Jan 29, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

The Ausenco Foundation (Ausenco) has extended its generous support of and commitment to the Books in Homes Program from the east coast to the west coast of Australia by sponsoring 183 children at Perth-based Dianella Primary College’s Intensive English Centre. The students—who come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background […]

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Books in Homes and Storyville Partner to Inspire Children Through Live Storytelling

Jan 25, 2019 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , ,

Books in Homes Australia is excited to announce its new strategic partnership with Storyville, which is an Equity Foundation initiative. The Storyville program sends actors into schools to use their talents to bring children’s books to life. From 2019, many Storyville storytellers will also be bridging into Books in Homes […]

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Mainfreight Books in Homes Calendar 2019 Published

Dec 22, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , ,

Mainfreight has just released its Mainfreight Books in Homes Calendar 2019, which is distributed all over Australia to its offices and depots, as well as to the seven schools that Mainfreight sponsors on the Books in Homes Program. The calendar features artwork from primary school children who attend the Mainfreight […]

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Christmas Under the Stars 2018

Dec 22, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , ,

The Mingara Recreation Club on the NSW Central Coast is hosting its annual Christmas Under the Stars on Sunday 23 December 2018 from 3:30pm to 10:30pm. Performers include Damien Leith, the Bananas in Pyjamas. the dancers from JB Dance, Gina Jeffrey’s Christmas Stars, Dance – Nikki Webster, and Erica Davis. Santa […]

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Christmas Lights on Jubilee

Nov 30, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

Book Selection Committee Member and Early Childhood Educator, Sandra Stonham and her family are launching a special fundraising campaign called Christmas Lights on Jubilee for Books in Homes during December. The OPENING NIGHT is on Saturday 1 December 2018 at 7:30pm. The celebration will be held at 101 Jubilee Avenue Beverley Park […]

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Kimberley Campaign Prologue and Travel Diary

Sep 25, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , ,

Sasha Wasley, author and the recently appointed Books in Homes Western Australian (WA) Ambassador, represented the charity during a trip to the Kimberley region of WA in early September 2018. Here is an abridged report from her recent travels: “The Kimberley is an area I am passionate about. Not only […]

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Books in Homes Welcomes New WA Ambassador

Sep 20, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , ,

Books in Homes welcomes our new Western Australia (WA) Ambassador, Sasha Wasley, to our team of Volunteers. Sasha has been a Role Model for nearly two years and now takes her passion for books and reading to the next level by taking charge of the soon-to-be announced Kimberley Campaign, which […]

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Mingara Recreation Centre Presents $10,000 Cheque to Books in Homes

Sep 18, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , ,

Books in Homes was the fortunate recipient of $10,000 from the Mingara Recreation Club on the Central Coast, NSW, at their recent Mingara Celebration. The club raises money and supports many local community organisations and charitable initiatives in the Central Coast region, and Books in Homes was amongst them. Celebrated […]

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Sydney Student Donates Birthday Money to Books in Homes

Sep 3, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , ,

Sydney-based high school student Aiden M has donated $1066 from his birthday money to Books in Homes Australia to help 13 disadvantaged children in outback Australia. The donation story started when Books in Homes received an email that said: “I’m 13 years old, I’ve just had my birthday and will […]

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From Sydney to Strelley

Sep 2, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , ,

Books in Homes Role Model, author and Taysols representative Ian Trevena recently flew across Australia to visit Strelley Community School in Western Australia (WA) to attend a Book Giving Assembly. Here is a report from his recent trip: “Strelley Community School Principal, Kate McKenzie’s directions were clear: “About 100km from […]

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Welcome to the New Books in Homes Website

Sep 1, 2018 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , ,

Welcome to the new Books in Homes Australia website! As we move into our 18th year of operation in Australia we’re also moving into new beginnings… this website being amongst them. We are fortunate to have the support of myriad Sponsors, Role Models, schools and communities, donors and volunteers, and […]

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