As we approach National Reconciliation Week this month, we reflect on this year's theme: 'LEARN, SHARE, GROW – DON'T KEEP HISTORY A MYSTERY'. Here, we are invited to explore our past as a country; learn, share and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; and develop a deeper understanding of our national story.
What are you doing this National Reconciliation Week? We invite you to hold a Great Book Swap in your workplace. It is an opportunity to LEARN about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and literature; SHARE books; and GROW your understanding of our national story.
The idea is to swap a pre-loved book with someone else's, in exchange for a $5 donation. This helps us buy new books for children in remote communities who have few to none.
Books are the central building blocks for learning to read, and having the ability to read opens doors to a world of choice and opportunity. This year, we are aiming to raise $300,000 from the Great Book Swap to help us gift 30,000 books in 2018.
Sign up for the Great Book Swap here.