28 April 2016

Hobbits for Kids in Care: An Initiative of the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship

From Peter Kenny, chairman of the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship:

Donate a Hobbit Book to our cause for children who are in Foster or Statutory Care.

Our goal is to achieve a target of 1500 Hobbit Books before October 15th. The books will be presented at our Annual Dinner Dance to The Pyjama Foundation.

Each book will be presented as a gift to a child who has been removed from the family home. These children are removed from their homes due to some form of abuse, trauma or neglect.

It is hoped this initiative will put a smile on the faces of these children.

About The Pyjama Foundation

The Pyjama Foundation helps bring some quality and normality to the lives of over1300 children in foster care from Cairns to Melbourne in Australia.

During each year we raise money to cover costs for our events and presence at Expos. Profit at the end of each year is donated to our nominated charity The Pyjama Foundation. 

The Pyjama Foundation, provides children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence.

Through the Love of Learning program, volunteers called ‘Pyjama Angels’ are recruited, screened, trained and then matched with a child in care and spend time with them once a week, focusing on learning-based activities.

Pyjama Angels read books aloud with their child, play educational games and help children with their homework. Most importantly, the volunteers give foster children a chance to reach their life potential, despite a fragile start. Children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally.

By improving their learning skills, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.

Visit their website to learn more about their wonderful work… http://www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

How can you help?

  • Purchase a Hobbit Book and post it to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. 
  • Purchase on line and forward directly to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. 
  • English publications of The Hobbit. 
  • If you wish to donate more than one book, that is most welcome.

Postal Address:
Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship
P.O. Box 323
Everton Park
Queensland 4053
Australia

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