With every word you own, you will earn a digital certificate to print!

Own a Word is an Ardoch Youth Foundation initiative designed to enable Australians to stake their claim on language by ‘owning’ the words of their choice. Thanks to our dictionary partner, Macquarie Dictionary, you can purchase a word via Own a Word as a gift for yourself or your family and friends to support childhood literacy. Funds raised will help Ardoch Youth Foundation provide support for childhood literacy and language development in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities.

Own a Word has been adapted with permission from UK-based children’s charity, I CAN, who created the highly successful ‘Adopt a Word’ campaign.