Our book donation service is free; we buy books with funds raised from our donors and through our sustainability efforts. We receive many requests weekly from children’s organisations asking for books. We assess the applications according to the organisation’s needs, such as the number of children attending the organisation and the languages spoken. Appropriate books are then selected from our available book stock, packed and dispatched to the recipient, who acknowledges receipt.
Our beneficiaries are encouraged to carry out a community project to ‘pay it forward’ for receiving books for free. For instance, this could be cleaning the playground or school grounds, reading to children at a local creche or singing for the elderly.
Six months after receiving their donation of books, organisations are required to provide us with a report on how they are using the books to benefit their children. Based on this report, we will provide the organisation with another donation of books.