Welcome to Wacky Wednesday. Today's post is a little different then usual but it is something that is very dear to my heart so please continue to read.

Dymocks Children’s Charities is a not-for-profit organisation which tackles Australia’s low and declining literacy rates. All of their programs only supply brand new, quality books which the school and children choose, as they believe providing books that children want, and select themselves, is critical to building their love of reading and improving their literacy skills. In the last financial year, they provided 33,449 books to 18,463 kids across 124 locations in all states and territories of Australia. This was an increase of 47% more books than the previous year and with our help, they hope to give even more books to kids across Australia this year.

Book Bonus is an online read-a-thon for students and is linked to the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. All students have the opportunity to seek sponsorship from family and friends for the books they read for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and all funds raised will supply new books to schools, schools in need and students in NSW. For every dollar raised, Dymocks Children's Charities will give $1.25 worth of new books to schools, plus an additional 25% to schools in need so they can also choose books for their students. In addition, every student who raises $200 or more will get to choose their own book for themselves.

Book Bonus 2018 has started and Dymocks Children's Charities need our support to ensure parents in NSW are aware of this rewarding program and get their child/children involved.

If you are in NSW and want to register your child you can Register now at www.bookbonus.org.au

Please check out Dymocks Children’s Charities Facebook page while you are at it https://www.facebook.com/DymocksChildrensCharities/

Please pass on this information to help improve Australia's declining Literacy rates.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this post today. If you can please share this information to help draw attention to this wonderful program.

<3 Gem

Published by Geramie Kate Barker