All Harry Hartog shops support both the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Malabar Midwives, an Indigenous midwifery programme at the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, Randwick.
By the end of 2017, the combined contribution over the life of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation project from our group of 12 Harry Hartog and Berkelouw bookshops was $50,000. With the opening of more Harry Hartog shops in 2018, we renew our commitment raising more money and awareness for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and their enormously important mission. Every gold coin donation made, no matter how small, is put to work in remote Aboriginal communities in need of access to the educational resources most of us take for granted.
In 2019, we kick off another charitable partnership, this time with the Malabar Midwives and the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. Knowing how crucial the role early literacy plays in the life of a child, we have committed to donating a carefully chosen collection of books to every Aboriginal mother with a child born at the Royal Hospital for Women.
Literacy should not have a price tag. We are firm in our belief that a love of reading opens the most magical of doors, begins the most fulfilling of journeys, and business must take charge in helping to open those doors and setting the ground for those journeys.
We hope you join us in our endeavour.