Supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Here at Noosa Naturals we are proud to be supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by donating 10 cents from each product sold.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity which respects the unique place of Australia’s First People and draws on the expertise of the Australian book industry.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity that was founded to address children’s literacy levels in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  ILF’s work is delivered through three core programs: Book Supply, Book Buzz and Community Literacy Projects. 

The ILF also advocates to raise community awareness of Indigenous literacy issues and to date have placed over 250,000 books into 250 remote communities.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation was founded by Suzy Wilson, owner of Riverbend Books in Brisbane, Queensland. In 2004, Suzy launched the Riverbend Readers’ Challenge, with the aim of raising funds to improve literacy outcomes in remote Australia. 

The Riverbend Readers’ Challenge partnered with the Fred Hollows Foundation to become the Indigenous Literacy Project in 2007. In 2011, it became the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Since 2011, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has worked with over 400 remote communities, gifted 636,000 books, supplied 83 playgroups with early literacy Book Buzz resources, and published 143 books reflecting 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. 


“Our Communities and families are strong. They are the backbone of our culture and our first educators. My aim is for remote Communities to drive our process; to anchor the ILF’s literacy programs into the family and Community structures. It is a powerful thing that can change the world for us.”

Ben Bowen, Chief Executive Officer

How can you help?

There are many ways to get involved with helping the ILF and your donation helps provide culturally relevant books and learning resources to children and families living in remote Communities across Australia. Donations also support the publishing of books written by Communities, for Communities, in languages of their choice.


A donation of $30 can buy three culturally relevant books for remote communities. $400 buys packs of 40 books. $500 helps translate stories into first language.


Individuals or businesses can help by running an event, donating a percentage of sales, or auctioning goods.


Become a partner and help them achieve their goals. Find out how your business can change the lives of children in very remote areas through sponsorship.


Giving your time is another way of helping level the playing field for Indigenous children. Join an army of volunteers and find out how a few hours can be inspirational.

Great Book Swap

Schools, book clubs and other organisations can host a Great Book Swap. Just swap one of your favourite books for someone else’s for a gold coin donation!

Here at Noosa Naturals, we support ILF’s purpose to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide the tools and resources needed to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.

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