Second hand books wanted
ZONTA Club of the Whitsundays and Whitsunday Christian College are inviting primary school children to collect two books from home that they no longer read.
The students are encouraged to bring the books to the college library for the first day of Book Week on Monday.
The project is to collect as many books as possible for one of Zonta’s committees called the Books from Birth committee.
Books from Birth is an initiative by Zonta member Judy Brett, who during the years has organised for thousands of books to be sent to isolated Indigenous communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The books collected are for children ideally from birth to eight years old.
When the primary students have brought along their two books, they can then purchase someone else’s for $1.
The funds raised will go towards the freight then Zonta keeps half the books for the project. For information contact the college on 4948 5100.