The annual Officeworks Wall of Hands Appeal has raised over $710,000 for The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) to support the delivery of literacy programs and help close the Indigenous literacy gap.

Every September, Officeworks supports ALNF by helping to raise funds to support their Early Language and Literacy, Share-A-Book and Literacy Pack programs.

This year, customers could purchase a hand in-store or a virtual hand, with all funds supporting ALNF. Officeworks customers and partners raised over $710,000 including a donation of $100,758 by Officeworks.

Officeworks managing director, Sarah Hunter said, “Education is at the heart of what we do and thanks to the generous support of our customers, we’re able to provide funds for vital programs to help end the cycle of disadvantage.” 

“We’re also proud of all the work done by our team this year in challenging times, their passion and commitment are key to the ongoing success of the Wall of Hands Appeal.”  

ALNF co-founder and executive director, Kim Kelly said, “We want to say a big thank you to Officeworks and the customers who donated to this year’s Wall of Hands Appeal. With your ongoing support we can continue our mission to give all children, no matter their circumstances, the life changing gift of education.”     

Officeworks supported the ALNF since 2014 and has helped to support over 15,000 students and raised more than $3.42 million.