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The Footpath Library - Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

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I finally have the contact details for this wonderful organisation.

From their website: "After the death of her young friend, Benjamin Andrew, in 2003, Sarah Garnett decided to make herself useful by working as a volunteer. She started helping serve meals to the homeless and disadvantaged in Sydney’s CBD.

One evening, Sarah noticed a man sitting under a streetlight reading a novel while waiting for the food van. She started bringing him a few books and it was through this that The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library began.

Now in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane (and soon across Australia), The Footpath Library donates books to homeless and marginalised people. It is supported by a dedicated patron, a Park Bench (Board of Directors) and Management Team, all of whom donate their time."

http://www.footpathlibrary.com.au/

For all of us who couldn't imagine a life without books - imagine what a wonderful gift this is for people who simply either don't have access to them otherwise, or limited access through shelters.

If you're living on the streets, you won't have spare cash for books. And they're expensive in Australia. If you don't have a fixed address, you can't join a library.

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