Gladesville’s Bayview Tavern will be hosting Beers for Books, a fundraising initiative supporting global charity Room to Read, on Wednesday June 27.
Beers for Books encourages guests to enjoy a drink all in the name of helping child literacy initiatives in developing nations. $1 from every drink sold puts a local language book in the hands of a child who may otherwise not have access to books.
This Beers for Books event is an initiative of Room to Read volunteers David Luschwitz and Kosalay Pather. Both David and Kosalay teach in local schools and value the gift of literacy that we take for granted in Australia.
David said: “Being a teacher, empowerment through education is close to my heart. I believe education is the key to the eradication of global poverty.”
Personal experience makes Kosalay acutely aware of the importance of literacy: “Room to Read has a special significance to me as my South African grandmother was never given the opportunity to learn to read or write. This lack of education severely limited the choices available to her throughout her life and continues to do so.”
Michael Smith, Manager of the Bayview Tavern said: “It is a real privilege to be able to host the Beers for Books event and the whole team is really looking forward to a great night that supports a very worthy cause.”
A raffle and auction feature great prizes that have been donated by local businesses and include an artwork by renowned artist John Phillips, an iPad, outdoor furniture, and NRL memorabilia.
Date & Time: Wednesday June 27, from 6pm
Venue: Bayview Tavern, 166 Victoria Rd Gladesville NSW
- Since 2009, Beers For Books has funded 135,000 books.
- Since 2000, Room to Read has established 1592 schools and 13,170 libraries.
- Room to Read has been awarded Charity Navigator?s highest 4 star rating for sound fiscal management six years in a row.
About Beers for Books
Beers for Books is a really simple idea to raise money for childhood literacy in developing. The basic idea of Beers for Books is that a bar/restaurant agrees to donate $1 for every drink sold on a specific night. Every $1 funds a high quality local language book for kids via Room to Read.
Since February 2009 Beers for Books has funded over 130,000 books for kids just by hanging out and having a good time. It’s an easy way to do good and learn about the amazing work of Room to Read with fun people.
About Room to Read
Room to Read is a global organisation seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations, and governments to develop literacy skills and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education.
Since 2000, Room to Read has built 1556 schools, 13152 libraries and distributed 11.5 million books, impacting the lives of more than six million children in Asia and Africa.
Charity Navigator, has for the sixth year in a row, awarded Room to Read the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. a recognition that only 3 percent of rated charities can claim.