Reading Out of Poverty Is Recipient of Jetstar Flying Start
23rd Dec 2014
The charitable institution from Melbourne has become the latest recipient of Jetstar?s annual grants this year, following recent announcement by the airline.
Reading out of Poverty has been extending assistance to underprivileged children and their families across the country by providing reading materials, as well as conducting informal classes and seminars and other activities which promote higher levels of literacy among the indigenous communities. It was established in 2010 in Melbourne, with the primary mission to provide children from indigent families literacy skills through various programs like giving of free books and reading classes, among others.
The organization's CEO, Andrew Kay, received the grants from Jetstar which consist of $15,000 in cash and another $15,000 worth of Jetstar flights for its staff in their charitable missions across the country.
The amount will now enable Reading out of Poverty to continue on their mission to help children secure their future through education that would make them active not only to improve their own lives, but also become active participants in community building.
Aside from distributing new and donated books to underprivileged children in Victoria and Northern Territory states, they will also distribute an assortment of other educational materials such as coloring pencils, backpacks, among others.
The airline's CEO for Australia and New Zealand, David Hall, remarked that it was easy for them to pick Reading out of Poverty as one of this year's, recipients simply because of their humanitarian and philanthropic missions that have been the source of hope for children from indigenous communities.
Jetstar Flying Start is an annual grants instituted by the airline to aid non-for-profit community organizations across the country. Every year, it receives thousands of applications from pre-qualified states in Australia. For 2015, non-for-profit organizations from South and Western Australia will be admitted.
Reading out of Poverty welcomes book donations from both individual and other organizations. They also welcome volunteers who are willing to help in their charitable works. To interested parties, you are requested to visit their website at www.readingoutofpoverty.org.au.