The Footpath Library is a national charity that aims to enrich the quality of life for homeless people , encourage literacy and promote a society that is well informed about homelessness.
That certainly sounds like noble aims to me, so I made the effort to contact them some months ago and they have kindly agreed to accept a substantial number of copies of Inaka: Child’s Eyes. I’m hoping that over Christmas this will bring some joy to the libraries clients.
This time I am not going to mark the storage place of the organisation on the map (for obvious reasons). Instead, I’m putting the map marker in a park in Surry Hills that I used to live near. Every day there were homeless people in this park and I had many conversations with people who needed housing, but seemed to long even more for signs of respect.