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Welcome to our June e-Newsletter
Hello everyone!
Wow what a big and busy month June was. We had our best funding month yet thanks to many generous donations from the community. We are looking forward to sharing our upcoming projects with you all- your continued support will help us grow and reach as many people as possible. 
We moved office this month and are now all set up and ready to go on level 4 of the Theosophical Society Building at 128 Russell St, Melbourne. We’re very excited about the bigger space.
 
 
Best Wishes,
—David Perrin, CEO
Tranby Aboriginal College
Aboriginal Literacy Foundation went up to Sydney on the 19th of June to have a chat with donors and supporters at Tranby Aboriginal College.

We discussed the launch of the Digital Learning Hub and launching our very successful ASPIRE program in Sydney, New South Wales. We're very excited about working closely with the college on these projects.

Tranby Aboriginal College is Australia’s oldest, independent Indigenous education provider, and is a function of the Co-operative for Aborigines Limited. The College is a not-for-profit organisation, whose main function is to deliver VET accredited courses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across Australia, offering specialised courses in an environment that supports Aboriginal ways of learning. The College has been a pioneer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult education, training and social action for over 50 years.

The ALF is very excited to announce this move into NSW and the specific NSW arm of these programs. These projects will give us the type of interaction we have been long working towards in New South Wales. We are already over the moon at the level of support we have in NSW (400+ donors already). Considering our historical small footprint in NSW, we are very pleased this will bring us closer to NSW friends, families, students and supporters. 
Cherbourg Mobile Library
Two thousand books have been delivered to Cherbourg so Barambah PaCE coordinator Marcus Priaulx can deliver them to homes. They’re being sent by the ALF and Marcus likened it to “a gift from the heavens”.

Marcus said it would be an absolute honour to deliver the ALF books as he had run a mobile library in the community and could see how much children loved stories.

“I tell everybody ‘if you ever have a bad day come for a trip on my mobile library’.

It just lifts your spirits to see the excitement and appreciation children have for the stories.

“I had one mother say ‘my little girl told me ‘I love Marcus’ and I said ‘no you don’t you just love the stories he brings around’.

“We laughed.”

Marcus now asks anybody who wishes to get books for children aged 0-16 or help the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation with its work to contact http://www.aboriginalliteracyfoundation.org/ or phone 03 9650 1006.
Latest News 
- The office move was a big event this month. 
- During June we continued our discussions with the City of Melbourne and the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation regarding funding some of Melbourne based projects. We also attended several events associated with these two organisations. We are very grateful for their wonderful support and interest in our work!.
- Bacchus Marsh/Darley Homework Club Senior Parent - Sue Bacon celebrated her birthday this month at the homework club (at the Darley Neighbourhood House in Bacchus Marsh).
- David Perrin (CEO) attended the FRRR/McEwen Foundation Gift Presentation ceremony in Shepparton. FRRR/McEwen Foundation are assisting the ALF with OUR STORIES program - An innovative Indigenous book program. 
- ALF is extremely pleased to acknowledge new funding from The Harold Mitchell Foundation; James N Kirby Foundation; Campbell Edwards Trust and The Barlow Family Foundation. We are very excited to welcome them on board.
Upcoming in July
- SANOFI are hosting a film fundraiser July 4 at Jam Factory in South Yarra, raising funds for ALF. 
- NAIDOC week presentations to be held in Bacchus Marsh on 9th July.
- Sending big book deliveries to WA and Cairns.
- CEO David Perrin is being interviewed by Voice FM in Ballarat (Victoria) on the 14th, talking about our work in Ballarat and District. 
ALF will be having a big visit to our Book warehouse mid July. Many more books to sort and send out.
- As a part of our work with Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, and the Youth in Philanthropy program, we are hosting a visit to the office from some students at Broadford Secondary College. 
- Later in the month CEO David Perrin is headed down to Portarlington to speak at a luncheon hosted by St John's Anglican Auxiliary. The ALF is always keen to chat to social service groups. If you are interested in a visit give us a bell 03 9650 1006.
- Big month ahead.
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