The Tiny Treasures project facilitates the provision of pre-loved and new books to remote area primary school-age children in Australia. Tiny Treasures seek and collect donations of children's picture books throughout the year and re-distribute the books to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally.
In 2016 the Tiny Treasures project collected and distributed over 700 children's books to the Tiwi Islands; Bathurst and Melville Islands. We have established an ongoing partnership with the Tiwi Aboriginal community who are grateful for the assistance the Tiny Treasures project has provided.
In 2019, Tiny Treasures delivered 1000 books to Cherbourg Shire Council in Central Queensland who added them to their Indigenous Learning Centre, to enable access for families to take home and read to their children
In 2020, 800 books were sent to Castlemaine community Centre in central Victoria, for use as components of education packs to be sent to families across the region
We are proud to be partnering with the following organisation in 2021
Katherine Isolated Children's Service (KICS), Katherine Northern Territory
This year we are thrilled to partner with the Katherine Isolated Children’s Service (KICS). KICS is a not-for-profit, registered charity and an incorporated association that began remote playgroups in the Northern Territory in 1988.
KICS visits children and families who are socially and geographically isolated, living on pastoral properties, in Indigenous communities, in and participates in invitational events such as camp drafts, Ladies Days, Family Days, and Katherine School of the Air events.
KICS visit the following Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory:
Aboriginal and Torres Srait Islander schools and Community Group can place their expression of interest to receive books from the Tiny Treasures Project. Please complete the form below and we will add you to our waiting list.
Note: We are currently servicing NSW and VIC but will consider other states depending on demand.
Books n Boots would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, work, and learn. We would like to pay respect to elders past, present, and emerging and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded.
It always was and always will be Aboriginal land
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Books n Boots is a registered charity. All gift donations are tax-deductible
Books n Boots Inc is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers. This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including [interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.booksnboots.org.au, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies- delete all that aren’t applicable] and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing. When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
• For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
• For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
• With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
• Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
• Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
Books n Boots Inc will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
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