Dymocks’ Books For Kids week launched
Dymocks booksellers has launched its week-long charity campaign, Books For Kids.
During Books For Kids week, which runs from 4-12 August, the retailer will donate $1 from the sale of every children’s book to Dymocks Children’s Charities (DCC). This is an increase from last year’s campaign, in which 50 cents from each book were donated.
Proceeds from the campaign will go towards two DCC programs, Library Regeneration and Duck Library, which aim to improve children’s literacy from early childhood to primary-school age. According to Dymocks, 12,000 children in 50 priority locations across Australia will benefit from new books donated to libraries, parents and carers through the campaign.
‘One of DCC’s main priorities is to improve the resourcing of school libraries in lower socioeconomic areas to help improve literacy levels. Library Regeneration helps reduce any gaps between children by giving access to all,’ said DCC general manager Paul Swain.
DCC ambassadors include comedian and author Adam Spencer, children’s author Jacqueline Harvey and actor Rob Carlton.
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