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Books for Gold with Sonya Feldhoff

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Bring along some books you no longer need to swap
The next school holidays are almost upon us yet again! If you are looking for something to do, why not join in the fun and educational day on Tuesday 9th July at Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide. This event will be held from 2.00 pm and entry is free. They are however asking that you give a gold coins donation to get some books and support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).

Sonya Feldhoff now has a very special broadcast coming up during NAIDOC Week. On the 9th, she will be raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Their programs focus on creating a special relationship with reading from an early age.

Sonya Feldhoff presents Books for Gold as part of The Great Book Swap this NAIDOC WEEK.

Alongside the Books for Gold fundraising event, Sonya will be broadcasting a special edition of the Afternoons show Live, focusing on indigenous culture and the importance of reading.

Most of us learn to read at an early age, and being able to read opens so many doors. But in some of the very remote indigenous communities, books are hard to come by and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. The purpose of this charity is to make a difference in the lives of these indigenous families by giving them new books. This will help them concentrate on early literacy and first language. They will also be giving programs to make the communities enthusiastic and to tell and publish their own stories.

Come along to see Sonya broadcasting, just inside the Southern Gates at Adelaide Oval. This will be to celebrate indigenous culture and books.

In attendance will be sporting stars, famous authors (including Hannah Kent), singers and even a couple of Story Dogs on-site. This is so children can attempt to read to a non-judgemental pooch instead of a parent for a change.

Entry is free but bring along your gold coin donations, so you can exchange some of these for a second-hand book! Sonya would also love you to clean up your bookshelves before the event and donate to this very worthy cause.

There are collection bins ready and waiting for your donations at the ABC Reception, 85 North East Road, Collinswood. They are open from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, until Monday 8 July.

And if you can't donate books or attend on the day, please feel free to visit their website. You could also donate directly to this cause at this link.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation has so far gifted more than 350,000 new books to over 280 remote indigenous communities where books are scarce.

They work with more than 30 generous publishers and give gifts which are culturally relevant books to schools, libraries, playgroups, women's centres, youth centres and other service organisations.

They have books available from babies through to adults, with about 40 per cent created by indigenous authors and illustrators, and with a new catalogue released each year.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.
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Why? For a book swap for NAIDOC week
When: 9th July 2019
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Cost: Gold coin donation
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