Thank You Bridge Road ELC for running a School Readiness Book Drive

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We would like to thank the wonderful parent and teacher community of Bridge Road Early Learning Centre in Richmond for collecting over 50 books through a book drive for vulnerable children.

Ardoch has pledged to provide School Readiness Packs to 1,100 Australian children from disadvantaged communities who start school in 2017. Each School Readiness Pack included 4-5 books, few activities and an Ardoch School Costs guide to help parents meet the cost of schooling.

Research suggests that reading books can play a critical role in the literacy and language development of children. It encourages a smoother transition to school life, and helps set children on a positive trajectory of learning. Having easy access to good books improves children’s comfort with reading and also encourages parents to read regularly to the children at home.

Ardoch turned towards Australia’s generous community to raise over 5,000 age-appropriate books for the children. Many companies, schools, libraries and community organisations have come forward to support Ardoch’s School Readiness Book Drive. Bridge Road Early Learning Centre ran a book drive at its Richmond Centre all through August encouraging its parent community to donate books for vulnerable children.

Bayside Library Service is also running a book drive between October 3 and 21. You can drop off books at the Brighton, Sandringham, Hampton and Beaumaris libraries.

You can also run a book drive at your own workplace or community centre. Find out why and how here.

Ardoch Youth Foundation is an education charity that supports children and young people in disadvantaged communities. You can help by signing up as a volunteer or by making a donation.

Monash Vale Early Learning Centre loves to get involved with local fundraising and important community events, we have a dedicated Fundraising Coordinator that has a passion for community involvement.

Monash Vale Early Learning Centre frequent the local RSL and attend services for Anzac Day and Remembrance day.

Monash Vale Early Learning Centre have regular food drives where our families donate food, perishable items to the Salvation Army and the Victorian Food Bank.

Monash Vale Early Learning Centre has also been involved in Jeans for Genes day and CanTEEN, the centre has raised funds for both of these much-loved community events.

Monash Vale Early Learning Centre is also proudly supporting the Monash Children’s hospital.

Staff and parents are always eager to participate in any way within the community to help support and raise awareness for causes that the centre truly believes in.