NEWS (Staff, 7-9, 10-12)
The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library believes that books empower people. The library’s vision isto empower homeless and disadvantaged people through books
This mission is accomplished
by delivering a regular supply of books to homeless and disadvantaged people living in hostels and on the streets, and through community organizations. Currently we operate in Sydney and Melbourne.
Photo: Stephen Doyle’s paper sculpture from here
The Footpath Library has an interesting story:
After the death of a young friend, Benjamin Andrew, 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 here The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library began.
The directors of this amazing library come from different walks of life; they are video producers, directors, training managers, corporate publishers, HR business consultants, lawyers and barristers. What they share is a passion for reading and desire to make this possible for all people.
Have a look at The Footpath Library’s book supporters here.
Thankyou to @text_publishing on Twitter for this information.