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Join Reading for Good and celebrate women in literature!

04 April 2017

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Not for Profit organisation focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage for women and girls. We do this by providing We achieve this by providing community-based programs, services and research that supports women and children to build their safety and resilience, increase their access to education opportunities and improve their financial security.

Reading for Good is one of our many fundraising initiative that will help fund our services and enable women and girls to live safe, happy and full lives. 

To get involved register online at Everyday Hero and click "join team". Follow the prompts to create your fundraising page. When you establish your page, you can add details to the "My Story"  section to include how many books from the list you pledge to read in 2017. Will it be 6, 9, 12 or 15?

Include your motivations, passions and why you’ve signed up too. This is a page you can share on Facebook, via email and more.

Registrations are open to anyone in Australia. We have a designated forum to facilitate discussions between readers no matter where they are.

Once you've registered, you'll be invited to join a designated forum to discuss books online with other readers.

Each quarter there will be a feature book; this is the book that we will all read together. You can read any of the other books on the reading list, in any order, to work up to your goal of 6, 9, 12 or 15 books.

At the end of each quarter there will be a special event held in Melbourne for dedicated fundraisers who hit big milestones. These events will offer a chance to hear from and talk to some of the authors on our reading list. Dates and details for these events will be confirmed when you sign up. You'll receive plenty of support to help you reach the targets to get you there!

People who fundraise and are able to attend will be rewarded with exclusive interviews, readings and Q&A opportunities with authors featured on our reading list. Guests at these events will include Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Sohila Zanjani, Leena Van Deventer, Angela Savage and Sofie Laguna.

For those who aren’t able to attend the Melbourne events, there will be plenty of other rewards for your fundraising efforts, with some great prizes up for grabs.

Everyone who sets up a page will receive regular emails with event updates, fundraising ideas, prize details, competitions and opportunities to meet other book lovers. So what are you waiting for? 

Register now to receive your reading list, discussion notes, fundraising ideas that put the FUN in fundraising, and your log-in to join the online forum. 

For more information feel free to contact our Community Fundraising specialist, Ruby on 1800 791 731 or at events@goodshep.org.au.


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