Being able to read opens so many doors.
But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia.
The Commute is proud to support and celebrate the great work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
ILF was founded by Suzy Wilson, a former teacher and education consultant who owns Riverbend Books. They are 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. ILF’s purpose is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language – but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories. 
We cannot thank you enough for supporting our program. We have seen firsthand the benefits increased positive experiences of early reading including conversational reading, reading with family and looking at books independently. We know that reading opens doors and the books you provide help give disadvantaged children the opportunity to do this and develop a love of literacy from the beginning.
Trish Whitaker, Family Educator
Jabiru Family As First Teachers

Help The Commute support ILF.

Community is at the heart of everything we do at The Commute. Our ambition is to Create Good for our customers and those in need.
A portion of every invoice from The Commute is proudly donated back into the community. Supporting at-risk Australians, of all shapes and sizes.

From now until September 30, 2020, The Commute will donate a portion of all invoices to support Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
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Other ways you can support Minus18

  • Donate to ILF online

  • Like ILF on Facebook and Instagram

  • Volunteer

  • Purchase items from the ILF online store.


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