Officeworks Bundaberg is thanking locals for their efforts in contributing $2,081 to the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation as part of the 2022 Officeworks Literacy is Freedom Appeal.
This year, Officeworks is celebrating a decade-long partnership with the ALNF which raises funds to provide vital education resources and learning support to children and communities in need across Australia.
The annual appeal, which took place throughout October in-store and online, will help to support 5,400 students across Australia.
To date, Officeworks has supported more than 15,000 students in partnership with the ALNF.
All funds raised by the Officeworks Literacy is Freedom Appeal will go to support the ALNF’s proven and community-led literacy and language programs, which work to close the literacy gap for First Nations, refugee and other vulnerable Australian children.
ALNF Co-Founder and Executive Director Kim Kelly said this year's appeal had already raised a total $650,000.
“We are extremely grateful to Officeworks and each and every customer that has donated this year, and throughout the last decade,” she said.
“You are change-makers, standing with us to ensure that no child is left behind.”
Officeworks Bundaberg Store Business Manager Melanie Albert said she was thrilled with the contribution the local team and customers had achieved in this year’s Literacy is Freedom Appeal.
“We’d like to thank the Bundaberg community for their continued support of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and the important work they do in our local communities,” she said.
Since 2012, Officeworks has contributed more than $4 million to the ALNF and has now supported more than 15,000 students.
The retailer aims to help 30,000 students in need before 2025 as part of its People and Planet Positive commitments.