ABZ is an Australian registered charity (ABN 13462778021) and has ‘Deductible Gift Recipient’ status.
To date, all ABZ’s operations are run 100% by volunteers, so donations go directly to furthering the cause of building brighter futures through books.
Our current campaign goal is to raise $16,000 to pay the shipping costs for two shipping containers to bring an incredibly positive impact to over 6000 children in rural Zimbabwe.
We have two containers full of books sitting on the docks Melbourne and the Illawarra waiting to be sent to libraries in Zimbabwe and children in need.
One container holds more than $2 million worth of books while the other has over 60,000 books, uniforms and stationary that will support 30 school libraries and between 6000 children in 2019 alone. The books were generously donated by parents, children, libraries, and business of Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and the Illawarra region.
With your help, we can get the containers to Zimbabwe before Christmas and distributed in time for the Term 1 2019 so that children can start improving their literacy from Day 1.
Volunteers are at the heartbeat of all our operations. ABZ is 100% run by volunteers from multi-disciplinary fields, who dedicate their time, money and effort in order to achieve the mission of ‘creating brighter futures through books’.
Everyone has something they can offer to ABZ, so please get in touch and let’s discuss how you can help!
Your community can organise a book drive, a barbeque, a sporting event, a fundraising dinner, etc.
Schools, in addition to just donating (new or gently used) books, can also organise events to promote literacy, e.g. a read-a-thon, or they could hold a mufti day, a bike-a-thon etc.
ABZ would love to hear of any other interesting ideas you may have.
Literacy is a human right that should be made available to every child in the world, because being able to read and write is the key to accessing education and employment. ABZ is keen to partner with other organisations who share the same dream. In the words of an African proverb, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” So let us come together and discuss how a collaboration could result in mutually beneficial outcomes.