Website of the Week: Charity Navigator


This week’s Website of the Week is CharityNavigator.org. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become one of the world’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They’ve used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 charities.

So if you want to donate to a worthy cause but you’re not sure which charity is for you, use this site to get the cold hard facts about just where your money will go.

Big Book Sale Continues Today


Students are spoilt for choice at this year's big book sale.

Students are spoilt for choice at this year’s big book sale.

Our Big Bring and Buy Book Sale is on again today. After a huge first day we still have a great selection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure. If you forgot your cash, don’t fear. Just select the books you want and we will hold them till tomorrow for you. Remember all proceeds split between Cabra Libraries and our selected Cabra Missions. All unsold books will be donated to local charities like Rotary who will send the most useful titles to needy schools in the South pacific region. We aim to let nothing go to landfill.

Used Book Facts:

Did You Know that The Lifeline Bookfest held twice yearly in Brisbane is widely regarded as the world’s largest second hand book sale. The last Bookfest, held from January 18-27, raised an incredible $1.18m! That’s an $80,000 increase on the previous year. The next Lifeline Bookfest will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from June 7-10, 2014. Lifeline is a Uniting Church Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention Service.