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News  •  13 December 2022

 

Penguin Random House ANZ donated $100,000 to Indigenous Literacy Foundation in 2022

In a longstanding relationship with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Penguin Random House is proud to contribute $100,000 to support literacy programs in remote Communities across Australia.

Since 2007, Penguin Random House ANZ (PRH ANZ) has partnered with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). 

In 2022, PRH ANZ donated $100,000 to the foundation – $80,000 of which came directly from the company and $20,000 of which was raised by PRH ANZ's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team and staff.  Throughout 2022, the CSR committee planned and executed several initiatives to help bolster the donation.

Ongoing activities included donations from staff-wide bake sales, donations, competitions and a book sale in our Melbourne office which attracted corporate workers from around the city and raised $9,500.

In addition to monetary contributions, PRH ANZ staff have participated in a number of initiatives with ILF throughout 2022 and look forward to continue doing so next year. 

‘We are continuously so proud of our partnership with ILF,’ says CEO of PRH ANZ, Julie Burland. ‘Reading is an essential life skill and one that our staff is extremely passionate about. It means so much to be able to help support literacy and language while striving to get books into the hands of as many young people as we can across Australia.’

After years of cancelled events due to Covid, PRH ANZ staff were overjoyed to once again participate in ILF’s biggest annual day of advocacy, Indigenous Literacy Day at the Sydney Opera house in September.

Next year, PRH ANZ staff members will also work with students in the Create Initiative to finish 2022 on a high note.

 

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