KPMG supports the Gift a Book campaign, providing 6,000 books to children in need

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

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In December, KPMG, Children’s Books Ireland and the Arts Council gifted 6,000 books to children in need. Books bring joy and provide comfort during tough times and every child has the right to experience the joy of reading, regardless of their circumstance. It has been a difficult year for so many and books remain a place where we can find solace, joy and new perspectives.

However, all too often, the most vulnerable children never get the chance to enjoy a book. What’s more, they don’t get the opportunity to develop their literacy skills – missing out even more when it comes to education, jobs and developing their full potential.

Through the Gift a Book campaign, more children in need across Ireland will get the chance to experience the wonders of books. With the help of charity partners – including Barnardos, Focus Ireland, Children in Hospital Ireland, and St Vincent de Paul – books were gifted to children and families across the country. All books are by Irish authors, illustrators or publishers – giving a much-needed boost to a sector that has suffered greatly this year. This campaign follows on from KPMG’s partnership with Children’s Books Ireland as the title sponsor of The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards.

Seamus Hand, Managing Partner of KPMG Ireland, speaking on the launch of the GiftABook campaign said: “Every child should have the opportunity to read, discover and enjoy books and to experience all the magic and joy they can bring. At KPMG, we are really proud of what we do to promote children’s literacy and education, so we’re delighted to support this great initiative gifting the wonder of books to children in need all over Ireland this winter. All over Ireland there are children who do not own a book, who may not have a culture of reading at home or who need cheering up when things are really tough. We know that books can make things a little bit better and brighter for them by bringing the joy of reading to children who need it most.”


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