Books in Homes
Literacy is one of the most important foundations for success in school and later in life. The Duffy Books in Homes programme assists crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills and habits needed for lifelong success.
Our community sponsorship of Books in Homes is something we have taken to the world as we have grown. We are happy to support so many schools worldwide and our relationship has been strong in New Zealand since the programme’s inception.
Books in Homes targets schools from remote or low socio-economic circumstances and provides three books of their choice to the children three times a year. These books are for the children to take home to build their own libraries
Since the official launch in 1995, Books in Homes have supplied over 12 million books to over 500 schools and to more than 100,000 students. The Books in Homes programme has inspired offshoot programmes in Australia and the USA.
We believe our time is as important as our money. Our team members are often present at the book giving assemblies and are involved in a mentoring programme, which allows our team to promote and encourage the enjoyment of learning by reading the books to the students.