Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed. We envision a world whereby all young people will be able to engage in a rewarding education that empowers them to reach their full potential and make a difference in their communities.
Lack of basic literacy skills is one of the biggest barriers to ‘closing the gap’ in communities in need, creating deep social disadvantages and limiting opportunities later in life. By immersing young people in the culture of reading, imagination is ignited and confidence built for a prosperous future, regardless of race, economic status and geography. By supporting literacy education in underfunded schools, libraries and communities, Bus of Books hopes to foster change in welfare dependent communities by inspiring the imaginations of young people and empowering them to seek higher learning and employment opportunities.
Our programs and campaigns engages schools, universities, and businesses in community service through book collection drives and fundraising events. The collected books are driven by bus and presented to the schools, libraries and communities in need.
Our vision is to inspire young lives one book at a time, by putting books into the hands of young people and empowering them to experience the joy of reading. Our goal by 2022 is to collect 100,000 books and raise $100,000 for Australia’s disadvantaged schools and communities.