WestWords is proud to announce Booktober, a unique and innovative initiative to raise awareness and funds for books and literacy programs in disadvantaged Western Sydney communities.

There are walks, runs and shaves for charity but Booktober invites you to stop, take a breath, and read a book – all for a great cause. Participants can decide how many books they’ll read during the month of October and make the pledge. For every book you read you can donate yourself, $10 per book, or you can rally friends and family to sponsor you for each book read. Funds raised through the Booktober initiative will put books into the hands of underprivileged kids in the Greater Western Sydney region.

Booktober hopes to raise much needed funds for brand new books and ongoing Westwords’ literacy programs run in Western Sydney.

To take the pledge to Booktober, and turn the page on disadvantage for children in Greater Western Sydney go to—turning-the-page-on-disadvantage-2019.