We fund programs that are focused on a better future for the people in our region. The Bendigo Health Books for Babies Program aims to improve the language and literacy levels for children aged five and under in Greater Bendigo, which are lower than the Victorian average.
Our people are passionate about working with the community so they can receive the same opportunities as those in metropolitan areas. Through the Books for Babies program, every family with a new baby born in Bendigo receives a free book, tips on reading to babies, library registration information and local literacy resources.
Research tells us that children who have positive interactions with their caregivers from birth, through reading, singing, talking and playing every day builds a strong foundation for future learning.
We gratefully acknoweldge the support provided from Eaglehawk U.F.S. Dispensary to help fund this importnat program for our local community.
We rely on community support and donations for the sustainability of the Books for Babies Program. You can help by making a donation today.