Read for Ukraine

Children Reading Glenside Bookmart


In times of crisis Lions Clubs do what they can to make a difference and that’s exactly what local volunteers are doing right now to support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

The Glenside Lions Club, who run the Glenside Bookmart, known as the largest and most loved second hand bookstore in South Australia, have generously offered their entire takings for the month of June to the Ukrainian appeal.

The target for June’s book sales and resulting donation is $20,000.

Glenside Lions President, John Standingford says,

The conflict in Ukraine has driven millions of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis that is forcing families to search for safety and security.

“We can’t send them weapons and ammunition, but the money we send will buy immediate relief items for those who have fled Putin’s onslaught – such as food, clothing, hygiene supplies, sleeping bags and medicine.”

The expanded children’s section at the Glenside Bookmart is designed to encourage children to explore and read with no pressure to buy. Prices of children’s books are typically $1− $3.

The Glenside Lions encourage all South Australians to come and browse the pages, turn a leaf and buy a second hand book, whether it be for your child, yourself or as a gift, there are many to choose from in every category!

The Glenside Bookmart is located at the northern end of Kennaway Street, Tusmore

Monday and Friday 10am-1pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Tuesday-Thursday closed

In addition to local Lions projects and initiatives in Australia the Lions Clubs International Foundation has now provided over US$1,153,260 in grants to support Ukrainian refugees who have crossed their borders. Lions in Ukraine have also received LCIF grants to address the critical needs of people who remain in the country.

With over 1.4 million members, Lions is the largest service organisation in the world. Since the first club was formed in Australia 75 years ago Lions has grown dramatically in size and impact with over 1200 Lions Clubs now in Australia giving back to the community.

Lions volunteers engage in thousands of community service and support projects across Australia each year. Lions support a range of other major research projects and support programs across medical research, childhood cancer, environmental work, Vision, Hunger, Diabetes, Youth and emergency and disaster relief.

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