Common Ground slowly making ground in Tasmania

When Hobart took the risk of tackling homelessness in a brand new way – based on New York’s ‘Common Ground’ model – they knew they’d be under the spotlight. More than three years on, Treasurer Peter Gutwein has written to Auditor-General Mike Blake asking him to review the model and, more specifically, its cost. The…

Promise or Pay

  It sounds a lot scarier than it is! Promise or Pay is a fundraising website that inspires people to achieve their personal goals and, at the same time, raise much-needed donations for charity. Research shows the chance of achieving a goal increases 33% if it is shared with others and by 72% if money…

Branch News – February 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the outgoing volunteer managers who have dedicated countless hours to their roles. Fiona Crawford , Bernadette Franzoni, Sue Fraser, Suse King, Lucy Louca, Hoi Ng, Shayne Sidhu, Kathleen Smeaton and Natalie Young, TFL would not be where it is today without you…

Behind The Footpath Library

As the founder of nationwide The Footpath Library, Sarah Garnett has helped provide books to thousands of homeless Australians. But a job this big isn’t achieved alone. Today, we’d like to acquaint you with Sarah’s two right-hand women at Sydney HQ: operations manager Kattrin Gloeckler and administration assistant Sarah McDonald. Operations manager Kattrin Gloeckler has…

EPIC! Proves to be an EPIC success

Way back at the end of 2014 when The Footpath Library Founder Sarah Garnett and I sat down to discuss the next EPIC! writing competition, the only thing we knew for sure that kids everywhere love stories. So providing Australian school children the opportunity to write a short story and win prizes had to be…

Making a Dashing difference

Dashing Print has been assisting The Footpath Library for the last five years, providing free printing of all The Footpath Library marketing materials. Russell Kavnat took some time out from his busy role as both Managing Director and Sales Director to share his views on how providing books to the homeless community has the power…

Promising academic after being homeless for 10 years

After experiencing homelessness for 10 years, Grahame discovered The Footpath Library and rediscovered her love of reading. She shares her story about how The Footpath Library opened a new world of opportunities through the gifts of books. If you would like to help us help more people like Grahame, please consider donating. By donating $20 you…