Over 2,000 preloved children's books have been distributed to disadvantaged families in the community of the Southern Highlands since last year.
The books are donated to us by private families whose children have outgrown them or by public institutions.
We kick started a year ago with a library culling at Moss Vale Public, while Oxley College run an extremely successful book drive for us during Book Week in August.
Mittagong RSL awarded us with $500 to purchase books from local op-shops, should our stock run low.
When we first started this project we did not know if it would work, now we have children lining up at the Blue Boxes waiting for refills!
It was a big surprise to discover that Mrs Wendy Tuckerman, MP for Goulburn, had included Reading Friends Australia in her address to the NSW Parliament on the 24th of May. We are very grateful to Mrs Tuckerman for the thoughtful and heartfelt words she chose to express the importance of the support we provide […]Read more
A representative of the NSW Regional Youth Office came to see our projects in action.Read more
RFA volunteers to assist children with reading practice twice a week.Read more