Contact your Books

Partnering with Hope For Our Children Toowoomba, parents can bring their children's exercise books to be covered for a gold coin donation (per item).
Choose from six contact designs* exclusive to Grand Central and let us do the work for you.
Back to School shouldn’t be a chore! Let us do the hard work so you can get back to having fun and enjoying the holidays!
100% of proceeds raised will be donated to Hope For Our Children Toowoomba.

Please note: to ensure the service is available to all customers, the Contact Bar will run as a first-in-best-dressed scenario, where each customer must wait with their books to be covered to ensure traffic flow is maintained. We are busily training volunteers to ensure we have enough hands on deck to cover as many books as possible and raise much needed funds for our charity.


A NOTE FROM HOPE FOR OUR CHILDREN
In the devastating event that a child is removed from their family home and parent’s care, the removal is often hurried and traumatic, leaving little time for the child to gather their belongings. A removal of a child may occur during school time, child care day or during a hospital stay. When these removals occur, children enter the foster care system with just the items they have at the time, usually consisting of the clothes they are wearing.
Sadly it’s been documented that these removed or transitioning children are given a garbage bag to keep any belonging in. We at Hope For Our Children believe that is not good enough and we strive to improve the lives of children at risk, in foster care and residential homes.
Hope For Our Children have for the past year, with the help of grants and public donations, have donated over 500 backpacks full of necessities and toys to children in care/recently removed. This donation drive for kids in care has forged the way for Hope For Our Children to bring some value and ownership back into the lives of little people who are doing it tough.
Hope For Our Children are working towards gaining more permanent placements, greater access to therapies and for children in care to experience minimal trauma during their foster care journey. Hope For Our Children dream of a foster care where residential care isn’t needed, children are raised in secure homes and understand that they all have value, purpose and beauty. Any money received through fundraising will go towards the backpack drive, advocacy work and for improving the lives of kids in care through therapies and education.