Meet 4-year-old Marko from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. He arrived in Australia 3 months ago as a refugee from Ukraine.

Through our partnership with a local playgroup in his area, we provided a series of bilingual children’s books (in mother tongue and English) to help encourage parent and child reading routines at home daily.


While attending the Read Aloud session at his playgroup, Marko’s mother explained the books were pivotal in assisting Marko to use his imagination and be curious. The books were helping him to heal after relocating to Australia.

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Reading changes lives!

As a small charity, your support for our annual Appeal gives us the resources to reach more children like Marko.

Literacy Matters!

61% Of children from low-income homes in Victoria don’t own a single book.
58% Of children from disadvantaged backgrounds struggle to read.
The ability to read is a passport to a better future.
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How can you give a child a better future?


Will provide a literacy pack of books.


Will provide two literacy packs of books and additional resources.


Will support 5 children with books and educational resources.


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Account name: Reading Out of Poverty Inc
BSB: 063 100
Account Number: 1029 5360
Please give the gift of literacy this Christmas. Together we are changing lives one book at a time!

Reading Out of Poverty Inc is a registered charitable organisation. ABN 84 221 811 239
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