Chief Executive of Wests Illawarra and Port Kembla Golf Club, Danny Munk, said that Wests Illawarra is supporting the book drive again this year, contributing $2000 worth of books to help encourage young kids to keep reading over summer.
“This donation will go a long way to helping lots of local kids to develop their love of reading and help their imaginations run wild during the summer holidays”, Mr Munk said.
Now in its fifth year, the annual book drive collects and donates books to students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 at local schools to encourage reading and help support children maintain their literacy skills over the summer holidays.
Wests Illawarra also made a significant contribution to the 2021 Kids Book Drive.
“It’s great to have the support of Wests Illawarra for the book drive again this year – this is starting a fantastic tradition for the club.
“Developing literacy skills at a young age and developing a love of reading embeds a life-long skill and helps to improve student education outcomes.
“Sadly though, many local kids don’t have many books at home to read and share and this book drive helps to change that and hopefully, helps to change lives in the process.
“The response to the book drive has been incredibly strong this year straight off the bat, and I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of our community”, Mr Scully said.
New books, good quality used books, and book vouchers can be donated by Friday, 9 December 2022 to Mr Scully’s office at Shop 2, 51 Crown St, Wollongong, or his office can be contacted to make other arrangements.