Thanks to your generous support, and the support of dozens of other donors, we’ve been able to package up and post off 120 copies of Annual 2 to low decile, full primary and intermediate schools in the greater Wellington area, the Wairarapa and all over the South Island. We even posted two to schools in the Chatham Islands!
The messages of thanks flooding in from school librarians say it all:
“What a treasure to have in our school library! It is filled with such interesting and varied content and will be a much-read book. Your generosity is very much appreciated.” — Lois Fordyce, Librarian, Naenae Intermediate School, Lower Hutt
“A lovely surprise and welcome addition to our library. I’m already being encouraged by students to get it processed and on the library shelves! We very much appreciate your generosity (and all those who donated), and the drive to make this happen.” — Jill Marriott, Librarian, Corinna School, Porirua
Our Givealittle campaign has already raised $18,000! For us to send all 450 copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools around New Zealand, we need to raise a further $4,000.
We’d really appreciate you sharing our Givealittle campaign page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-us-donate-annual-2-to-low-decile-schools with your friends and family far and wide. As you know, every little bit counts as we, The Fledge Trust, go about building a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.
Photo by Bruce Foster. (L-R): Susan Paris & Kate De Goldi of Annual Ink with Sarah Connor, Bridget Bridgman and Rachel Hayward, trustees of The Fledge Trust