Brekky Book Bank in Partnership with ABC Radio Perth

Published on Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 9:42:29 AM

Donate to the Brekky Book Bank 

📚THANKYOU PERTH! 📚 An amazing 7082 books for children and young adults donated!

See the official ABC Radio Perth Press Release "WA generosity overwhelms ABC appeal with more than 7,000 books donated"

Our team at The Literature Centre cannot wait to distribute thousands of books to children and teens who are disadvantaged or in regional areas of WA.  

ABC Brekky Book Bank Thank You - If your school or child received a book, a handwritten letter and/or drawing can be emailed to us or delivered to ABC Perth Radio, 30 Fielder St, East Perth WA 6004. 

A Thank You template can be downloaded here

Did you hear The Literature Centre on Russell Woolf's Breakfast radio program? Chair of the Board, Dr Julia Lawrinson, was interviewed in the ABC Perth Radio studios on Monday 9 August.  Listen here

Do you remember the books from your childhood, all your favourite characters and their wonderful adventures? Do you recall how much you loved them and how the books’ pages were worn from being read over and over again? Many of us still enjoy reliving that delight when we read the same stories to our own children and grandchildren.

We know that books bring so much joy. That’s why we’re proud to partner with ABC Radio Perth and Breakfast host Russell Woolf to share a little of their special magic with communities and children in need.

In the lead up to Book Week 2021, we’re asking you to kindly donate new books suitable for children and young adults to the ABC Brekky Book Bank to help disadvantaged children in WA discover the joy of books and increase their literacy skills.

In partnership with ABC Radio Perth, we will help to deliver donated books to low socio-economic schools in the Perth metropolitan area and in regional WA via our Centre's programs. If reading gave you pleasure when you were younger, why not give a little of that pleasure to a child today?

What we’re looking for:

  • Children’s books (for age 2+ years old)
  • Young adults’ books (12 – 18 years old)

How to donate (Drop off your books to the following locations by now Tuesday 31 August)

Main drop off centre: ABC STUDIOS – 30 Fielder Street, East Perth (M-F 8am – 5pm)

Other drop off centres:

  • CANNINGTON: Communicare – 28 Cecil Avenue (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • ARMADALE – Communicare - Unit 6, 42 Fourth Road (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • BELMONT - Communicare - Suite 3, 2nd Floor, 213 Wright Street, Cloverdale (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • GERALDTON: Communicare - 85 Chapman Road (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • KENWICK - Communicare Academy: 11-13 Royal Street, Kenwick (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • KWINANA – Communicare - Darius Wells Centre, Unit 1, 2 Robbos Way (M-F 9am – 5pm)
  • MALAGA: Communicare - Unit 10, 5 Townsend Street (M-F 9am – 5pm)

Can’t drop off your book in person? Post to Brekky Book Bank, ABC, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth WA 6004

OR if you live near Fremantle or know where to find us - please call in Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm!

Why we’re asking for new children’s books?

These books will be given to children across the state and for many, getting a new book may be a rare occurrence. We want this to be a special new gift - just for them. If you’re looking to donate your pre-loved books, please get in touch with Save the Children.

Find more at the ABC Radio Perth website or listen here

For further updates, follow us on social media:  FB: The Literature Centre  or IG: @theliteraturecentre

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