PROJECT OF THE MONTH – February 2017
The Footpath Library
One evening, Sarah Garnett, founder of The Footpath Library, noticed a man sitting under a streetlight reading a novel while waiting for the food van where she volunteered. She started bringing him a few books and it was from this humble beginning that the original Footpath Library grew. Now in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, The Footpath Library collects donated books from the public and publishers and gives away free books to people living on the street via our mobile services and through libraries we have installed and stock in hostels, refuges and community organisations. The February StreetFunder support will help fund the operations of The Footpath Library resulting in the distribution of around 3,000 books this month to libraries installed in hostels and refuges and via our mobile services.
Books help keep people healthy and happy, and truly are food for the mind and soul!
Become a StreetFunder
Launched October 2016
On our way to 100 members
PAST STREETFUNDER PROJECTS
Back to school fund split between Great Lakes (Regional NSW) and Sanctuary (NW Sydney) shelters.
Funds provided $2,201
StreetFunders and ‘once off’ givers supported families with their Back to School costs.
Funds provided $4,497
Helped provide Christmas Dinner & outreach services over the holiday period when other services in the area are closed.
Funds provided $1,765
Helped cover the on-road costs of their new shower van on trial in Brisbane.
Funds provided $1,636