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Book Fair 2017

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Week 8, Term Three, 2017

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A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair during Book Week 19 to 26 August. In just five days we sold a whopping $17,381 worth of books, journals, posters, pens, pencils, erasers and highlighters.

The commission we make from these sales has allowed us to spend $1,530 on new books for the Junior Library, buy $600 worth of gifts for Mudgeeraba Special School and make a $2,200 cash donation to the Room to Read Organisation.

Room to Read is a non-profit dedicated to improving children’s literacy in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on girls’ education. When a girl from a poor country stays in school, she is less likely to marry young, have fewer, healthier children when she does marry and is more likely to educate her own children, ending the cycle of illiteracy in just one generation.

Our $2,200 donation will keep around ten girls in school for a year.

Thank you for helping us pay our good-fortune forward and make such a positive difference in the world, Somerset!

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