The book fair raises money for a wide range of community beneficiaries. The City provides support for charity events such as this by subsidising venue hire costs.
The Rotary Club used the Geelong West Town Hall for their book fair in August and raised more than $24,000 over three days.
In the last financial year, the club distributed funding to a range of beneficiaries including:
- Kokoda Youth Program
- Operation Newstart
- Anam Cara House
- Barwon Health volunteer transport
- Christ Church meals program
- Samaritan House
- National drought and flood appeals
- Shelter box
This feedback is a great reminder of the many different ways the City supports local groups, and a demonstration of our purpose of working together for a thriving community.