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BOOKS IN HOMES RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH WORDS ON THE WAVES WRITERS FESTIVAL

Apr 29, 2022 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes is delighted to announce its continuing partnership with the Words on the Waves Writers Festival on the scenic Central Coast, NSW. The Festival, which is in its second year, will run from 3-6 June 2022, and features storytelling, literary conversations, a literary cruise, workshops, book signings with your […]

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BROADMEADOWS PRIMARY SCHOOL WINS MAINFREIGHT BEST BOOK GIVING ASSEMBLY COMPETITION 2021

Apr 29, 2022 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes Australia is proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Mainfreight Best Book Giving Assembly Competition as Broadmeadows Primary School from Melbourne, Victoria. This is the second time Broadmeadows Primary School has won the award, which was launched in 2019. (The Competition was not held in 2020 […]

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THE WARATAH EDUCATION FOUNDATION: MORE BOOKS FOR MORE KIDS IN WESTERN NSW

Apr 1, 2022 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , ,

Books in Homes is delighted to welcome new Sponsor – the Waratah Education Foundation (WEF) – to our community. The WEF is sponsoring eight NSW schools from Term 1, 2022. The schools are Ajuga School in Western Sydney, Brewarrina Central School, Enngonia Public School, Goodooga Central School, Menindee Central School, Wanaaring […]

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BOOKS IN HOMES AT KUNAWARRITJI

Feb 9, 2022 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , , ,

Kunawarritji is a remote Martu Community in the Great Sandy desert in WA. It is located 800km from Newman and 755km from Port Hedland. Kunawarritji is Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. We are part of Rawa School, with our sister school Punmu being 170km away from us. Our […]

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A 2021 Christmas Message From Books in Homes

Dec 24, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , ,

With 2021 coming to a close, another difficult Covid-19 Pandemic year almost gone, we have a little time to reflect on the many obstacles we’ve all faced, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the things that have helped us all learn and grow along the way. Like many other individuals and […]

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THE CENTRAL COAST KIDS IN NEED INITIATIVE

Dec 23, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , ,

This is a Christmas story of collaboration between charities and other invested organisations. A few months ago, our partner Good360 facilitated an introduction between Books in Homes and another NSW-based charity—Central Coast Kids in Need. Coincidentally, both charities have something in common—we share a sponsor in Mingara Recreation Club. Central Coast […]

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MAINFREIGHT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ATTITUDE 2021

Dec 23, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , ,

This is the second year of the Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude, which was launched in 2019. It is awarded to one senior student at each Mainfreight-sponsored school who has shown a positive attitude in all areas of school life or who has been recognised for having accomplished a major goal or […]

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12 KIDS, 108 BOOKS, A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Dec 1, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , ,

How one of Australia’s smallest Indigenous schools is building literacy, one donated book at a time. There’s something about seeing a kid completely absorbed in a book that makes your heart soar. But for students of Baryulgil Public School, one of the smallest schools in NSW, having a book to […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Glencore delivers 173,000 Books in Homes to regional and remote children in North West Queensland

Nov 8, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , ,

Glencore and Books in Homes Australia have been in partnership since 2007 providing thousands of children in North West Queensland with new books each year, with the aim of encouraging educational development in reading and literacy. Over the 15 years of supporting the program, Glencore and Books in Homes Australia […]

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Books in Homes Partners with mIoT to Celebrate National Water Week

Oct 18, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes is delighted to announce a new partnership with Brisbane-based IoT technology company mIoT to celebrate National Water Week around Australia. mIoT has distributed five book packs to five schools in the Books in Homes community. “All of the children’s books included in our National Water Week donated […]

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Schools Seeking Sponsors Initiative

Oct 1, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes has just launched its new Schools Seeking Sponsors web page, which is intended as a kind of a matchmaking service between schools wanting to participate on the Books in Homes program and potential sponsors. Books in Homes receives a multitude of requests every year from schools and community organisations, wishing to participate on the program, […]

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Billboard in the Outback

Sep 6, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes has just been featured on a billboard in the North West Queensland outback, courtesy of long-time Sponsor Glencore. Glencore organised for the billboard to be erected on the Barkly Highway 15km outside of Mount Isa on the drive between Cloncurry and Mount Isa. Glencore has been supporting […]

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Books in Homes Now Charitable Partner for Words on the Waves Writers Festival

Apr 16, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes is proud to announce a new partnership with the Words on the Waves Writers Festival, which is a celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia. The inaugural Festival launches on 11-14 June 2021, and features storytelling, literary conversations, book signings with […]

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Books in Homes Attends BHP Partners’ Symposium on First Nations Community Engagement

Apr 2, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , ,

Books in Homes CEO Peter Large recently attended the BHP Partners’ Symposium in Brisbane, alongside 13 BHP partner organisations and 26 representatives to work together to improve First Nations community engagement outcomes for Industry partners and communities. The symposium was facilitated by Deputy Vice-President Indigenous Engagement, BHP Chair in Indigenous […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Rotary DG Family Project – Books for Kids Campaign Sponsors 25 Victorian Primary Schools

Feb 1, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , ,

With the commencement of Term 1, 2021, Books in Homes Australia is excited to embark on a special project in partnership with Rotary District 9810 and supported by Ansvar Insurance that will see around 4,000 new and high-quality books distributed to some 1,830 children in 25 primary schools in Melbourne […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Books in Homes Australia Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Jan 27, 2021 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , , , ,

Books in Homes Australia® is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2021, and Books in Homes would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our community since 2001. Our gratitude extends to our many Sponsors who have funded the delivery of books and materials and who have consistently […]

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A 2020 Christmas Message from Books in Homes

Dec 24, 2020 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , ,

What an extraordinary year we’ve all just experienced! In February the world was put on notice that Covid-19 was not just a fly-through-the-night virus that would disappear with some simple medical intervention. Rather, it became quickly apparent it had escalated into a full-blown pandemic that has undoubtedly changed the world […]

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Sydney Sock Project Meets the Mighty Brunglites

Dec 24, 2020 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , ,

Brungle Public School would love to thank the Sydney Sock Project’s Andres Herrero and Jake Hopkins for joining us in our Term 4, 2020 Book Giving Assembly here at our little country school. Sydney Sock Project is the Sponsor of Brungle Public School and funds the Books in Homes Program. […]

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Words and Hearts Overflow at Lemnos Primary School

Dec 24, 2020 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , , , , , ,

On Wednesday 9 December 2020, four members of the Kensington Gardens Craft Group (KGCG) visited Lemnos Primary School in the Shepparton region of Victoria to present the children with their Books in Homes book bags. This year we sponsored Lemnos Primary to participate in this worthwhile program that provides books-of-choice […]

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Cumberland City Council Library Staff Donate to Books in Homes in Honour of Beloved Colleague

Oct 30, 2020 Books in Homes 0 Blog, Charity , , , ,

Robynne Winley worked at Cumberland City Council Library for the past 28 years. When she lost her life unexpectedly in July, the staff wanted to show their respect and condolences, and contributed over $600 to the family. Rather than spend it on flowers and gifts, the Winley family decided to […]

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